Harvey Fierstein, the theatre icon whose latest hit is the multiple Tony-award winning musical Kinky Boots written with musical icon Cyndi Lauper, gave an interview to The Hollywood Reporter, as a follow-up to his New York Times editorial about the Olympics and Russia’s anti-gay witchhunt. As usual, Fierstein doesn’t hold back:
“Look at that asshole [Orson Scott Card] that wrote this new Harrison Ford movie [Ender's Game]. I think that you can have any opinion you want, but at least be willing to take the consequences of your opinion. It’s like, “Well, I hope that people will be more understanding,” or what did he say? “More tolerant of my views.” The quotes that got me about him weren’t against gay marriage -- he wanted homosexuality criminalized in the United States. That's what he called for. You want me to be tolerant of you wanting to criminalize homosexuality? F—k you on your grave, you piece of shit.”
To read the entire interview, go to The Hollywood Reporter.
If you agree with Harvey, sign the pledge to Skip Ender’s Game. As for the situation in Russia, it’s not exactly a gay geek issue, but in humble my opinion, it’s something we all need to be concerned with and may very well be able to do something about.