Gayer than even Dumbledore, Sir Ian McKellan showed some balls in a recent visit to the country Singapore. Obviously annoyed by the fact that homosexuality is illegal in the country, McKellan shot out on a television interview there last week. Some soundbyte highlights:
“I didn’t realise, as a gay man, that I’d be a criminal once I arrived – because it’s illegal for a man to make love to another man in Singapore.
“I was rather naughty because I was on an early morning show – the sort of show that happens all over the world on TV, where you get a couple who are clearly not married or related that flirt all the time, usually an older man with a younger woman.
“At the end of the interview, they asked what was I looking forward to doing while I was in Singapore. And I looked at the man, who was clearly straight, and said, `Can you recommend any decent gay bars?’, which would be illegal in every possible way.
“I looked at the playback of the programme afterwards and I’ve never seen the credits come up (on the screen) so quickly.”