Wentworth Miller Refuses Ticket to Russian Movie Premiere over Anti-Gay Laws

Wentworth Miller, who played the lead character Michael Scofield in Prison Break came out as a gay man yesterday August 21 via an open letter to the Saint Petersburg Film Festival, rejecting an invitation to attend a premiere there because of Russia’s recently-passed anti-gay laws.

The 41-year-old actor wrote:

Thank you for your kind invitation. As someone who has enjoyed visiting Russia in the past and can also claim a degree of Russian ancestry, it would make me happy to say yes. However, as a gay man, I must decline.
I am deeply troubled by the current attitude toward and treatment of gay men and women bythe Russian government. The situation is in no way acceptable, and I cannot in good conscience participate in a celebratory occasion hosted by a country where people like myself are being systematically denied their basic right to live and love openly.
Perhaps, when and if circumstances improve, I’ll be free to make a different choice.
Until then. Wentworth Miller

6 Comments

  • You have loss a fan in me. I pray you reasons God did not create them all males or females, instead he created them men and women.

  • Miller, u really broke my heart, were your parents gay, they wouldn’t have produced you, may God show you the way.

  • Miller, check you dictionary for the meaning of faggot, you’re a faggot. The completely show no regards, no appreciation for the parents that bore you. People like you are rotten fool. Let’s see how long that right or rights will remain. You have it now because of political reasons. You fool

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