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from hollywoodlife.com : McKellen apologizes after comments on Singer, Spacey

Mar 04, 2019 - Newsday (New York)

Acclaimed English actor Ian McKellen has apologized for remarks he made during a live interview, in which he suggested that filmmaker Bryan Singer and actor Kevin Spacey, both accused of sexual misconduct with same-sex victims, might have behaved differently had they not been closeted.

"As part of an extended podcast recently, I suggested that if closeted people were instead open about their sexuality they wouldn't abuse others. That, of course, is wrong," McKellen, 79, tweeted Saturday, f...