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“Arrow” Star Stephen Amell Uses Series Hiatus To Blast Russian Homophobia

hottFor everyone asking, we’re taking a mini hiatus so people can grit their teeth and suffer through an Olympic games marred by homophobia and mediocre levels of public interest. Back February 26th. … Follow up point — Good luck to all the athletes who have worked so hard for so many years and essentially geared their entire life around this opportunity. Hopefully, a lot of them will use their success and a public platform to remind everybody this isn’t the stone age.”

 

— Arrow star Stephen Amell showing he stands up for equality while noting his hit series is on hiatus during the Winter Olympics, in a message posted to 875K followers on his Facebook page

 

H/t: The Daily Grind

By:           Editors
On:           Feb 8, 2014
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  • 23 Comments
    • Richard
      Richard

      Yes please. I’ll take one.

      Feb 8, 2014 at 7:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Scribe38
      Scribe38

      Thanks Sir!

      Feb 8, 2014 at 7:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DShucking
      DShucking

      Dayum.

      Feb 8, 2014 at 7:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Caine
      Caine

      well that’s interesting since he is married to Cassandra Jean, former America’s Next Top Model contestant whose claim to fame on the show was being a Christian morality right wing bible thumper.

      Feb 8, 2014 at 7:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MikeE
      MikeE

      @Caine: Sometimes even married people can disagree on things.

      Feb 8, 2014 at 7:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • covert
      covert

      @Caine: People change for the better, but also I’m pretty sure you’re confusing her with another contestant.

      Feb 8, 2014 at 8:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MK Ultra
      MK Ultra

      OMG YES!

      Feb 8, 2014 at 8:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • litper
      litper

      If he wants to blast homophobia the he should talk about Colton H…

      Feb 8, 2014 at 9:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • litper
      litper

      @Caine: it’s obvious she’s a beard

      Feb 8, 2014 at 9:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daniel VR
      Daniel VR

      @Caine: Is it possible you’re confusing Cassandra Jean with Carrie Prejean? Just curious…

      Feb 8, 2014 at 9:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • stranded
      stranded

      @Daniel VR:
      That’s what i’m thinking. She was the girl who made a big deal about getting a haircut. Which in the end made sense, because the haircut they gave her was fugly. She was the uptight one, but i don’t remember her being the conservative christian one.

      Feb 8, 2014 at 10:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hotshot70
      hotshot70

      Carrie Prejean was the anti-gay bitch who Michael Phelps was banging. I don’t know the other girl. Bravo to Amell for showing support to USA and slamming Olympics at same time. I myself am not watching any of it.

      Feb 8, 2014 at 11:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Respect4all
      Respect4all

      It’s nice to see that Amell is not just a pretty face and a hot bod. He also has a functioning mind and a social conscience. So rare to find all of these in one package nowadays.

      Feb 9, 2014 at 3:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Respect4all
      Respect4all

      @stranded: Wikipedia mentions the haircut incident, but no mention of her political or religious ideas. People do change.

      Feb 9, 2014 at 3:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead
      balehead

      His wife is a a hardcore Christian…Perhaps that is why he is tweeting Gay Rights Awarenss to hide this…..

      Feb 9, 2014 at 10:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead
      balehead

      Cassandra Jean has kept it pretty quiet….

      Feb 9, 2014 at 10:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jwrappaport
      jwrappaport

      @balehead: Why can’t it be enough for you that someone is pro-equality? What his wife does (or doesn’t) isn’t relevant. What’s relevant is that he’s clearly an ally. Hit the weights. bro. Maybe you’ll look like that someday, but for now, you have failed this city.

      Feb 9, 2014 at 10:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • litper
      litper

      balehead aka Dog Rapist aka RICK one of many right-wing troll’s aliases

      Feb 9, 2014 at 12:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead
      balehead

      Some individuals need to Quit posting from their mental facilities…

      Feb 9, 2014 at 1:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • EricNYCity
      EricNYCity

      well I would certainly expect him to be gay friendly.. .the producer of the show (his boss) is gay. ;)

      Feb 9, 2014 at 2:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KittyLitter
      KittyLitter

      He was actually going to become the male-for-male escort for the series “Hung” if it hadn’t been cancelled.

      Feb 9, 2014 at 2:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • startenout
      startenout

      If I didn’t think he was hot before, being well-spoken and socially minded just raised my…rankings.

      Feb 10, 2014 at 10:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • misterhollywood
      misterhollywood

      He has always been supportive of gay people and is a very cool person when it comes to GLBT folks in general. We put him up on our site as more of a fan page than anything else. Totally admire this guy – for real.

      http://www.straight-or-gay.com/stephen-amell/

      Feb 11, 2014 at 2:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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