Hollywood Is Homophobic, Star Says

Other gay actors afraid to come out, Cumming contends
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 2, 2008 3:15 PM CDT
Actor Alan Cumming arrives at the 8th annual Conde Nast Traveler Hot List Party at Mansion, on Thursday, April 17, 2008, in New York.    (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
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(Newser) – Hollywood is filled with closeted gay actors—and off-balance media coverage and Hollywood homophobia are keeping them there, says actor Alan Cumming. “I don't think the people that go see films care that much,” the X-Men 2 star told the BBC. “The media make it more of a deal and it’s made into controversy.” Cumming, who is openly gay, thinks Hollywood is an especially anti-gay place. "Definitely."