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Star Trek’s Shatner on Takei: He hid ‘festering’ homosexuality; gay wedding snub shows ‘psychosis’ [video]

Obviously, [George Takei] hiding his homosexuality — talk about festering and not living the truth of your life, and feeling badly about yourself, and being fearful that somebody might find out this terrible, terrible secret, so he thought. Finally, at the age of 70, he decides to come out of the closet and say, “I’m gay.” Like, who cares? Be gay, don’t be gay. That’s up to you George…. He makes this big deal out of not inviting me to his wedding. Well, if I was such a terrible force in his life, even 40-some odd years later (’cause I haven’t seen him) that I affect his marriage where he has to isolate it, and say –. What kind of sickness is going on in a man…. There must be something else inside George that is festering that he takes it out on me, in effect, a total stranger.”

Actor William Shatner on his YouTube video blog answering the question of how he felt about not being invited to former Star Trek co-star George Takei’s wedding to longtime love Brad Altman. Takei had invited other cast members, Nichelle Nichols and Walter Koenig to participate in his same-sex marriage in California, but when asked about Shatner added that there was a limited guest list and Shatner was not likely to be on it. Shatner now stars on ‘Boston Legal’ and Takei recently appeared on episodes of ‘Heroes’ and appears as the gay influence on Howard Stern’s satellite radio & TV show. (William Shatner Project at YouTube)

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