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In the new “Star Trek Beyond” reboot being directed by J.J. Abrams, it has been revealed that longtime character Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu is going to come out of the closet as a homosexual man.
A lot of people are pumped about it, but surprisingly, the man that played Sulu in the original “Star Trek” and who is gay in real life – George Takei – is not that excited about it.
According to the openly gay celebrity, he believes that the original vision of “Star Trek’s” first writer is being twisted and that in his opinion, the character of Sulu was written to be a heterosexual man. Takei claims that he always tried to portray Sulu as being straight.
And even though he doesn’t believe that it’s the right decision, Takei still thinks that it’s good news overall that “Star Trek” will have an openly gay character. But Takei would have probably preferred if someone other than Sulu had come out of the space closet – perhaps a Vulkan?