Ian McKellen Slamming Sports World for Rejecting Openly Gay Athletes


Ian McKellen


Ian McKellen, who is quite open with his sexual orientation, is disappointed with the fact that there is lack of support for openly gay athletes in sport industry.

Ian McKellen has slammed the sports world for failing to accept openly gay athletes, insisting many stars are too "afraid" to "come out". The openly homosexual "Lord of the Rings" actor is convinced many sports stars keep their sexuality secret, over fears they will face a negative backlash from fans if they are honest about their lifestyle.

And McKellen insists the sports industry needs to make some big changes to help homosexual athletes. He tells British radio station BBC Radio 5 Live, "When it comes to the business of simply being honest about who they are, some of them (sports stars) become little shrinking violets because they're afraid, probably, of being booed from the terraces, and that must be a horrible experience and shame on people who do it."

He adds, "But it ain't (sic) going to stop someone being a fantastic footballer because they're honest about their private lives, is it? I don't believe so and the world is changing and sport, I'm afraid, is very slow to catch up."

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani 'Torn Apart' by Her 'Flirtation' With 'The Voice' Contestant
  2. Brad Pitt Is Ready to Mend His Relationship With Angelina Jolie for the Sake of Their Kids
  3. Pregnant Beyonce Is 'in Hiding': She's Ballooned So Much She Doesn't Want Her Fans to See!
  4. T.I. 'Begged' Tiny to Sleep Together Again Amid Reports They Reconcile
  5. Cher's 'Serious Family Issue' Forces Her to Drop Out of Lifetime's Flint Water Crisis Movie
  6. Kris Jenner's 'Desperate to Hook Up' With O.J. Simpson. What About Toy Boy Corey Gamble?
  7. Blac Chyna Blasts Tyga on Snapchat for Not Paying Her Child Support
  8. Drake Reportedly Has 'Weed Overdose'
  9. Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble Break Up
  10. Kanye West Is Spoiling Kim Kardashian With Jewelries, but She 'Won't Wear Any of It'

CELEBS PHOTO