Patrick Stewart reaction to being ‘outed’ by The Guardian is rather priceless


Patrick Stewart is the best. At everything. He’s the best at acting, he’s the best at friendships, he’s the best at Twitter, he’s the best at feminism and he’s the best at trolling. So, when The Guardian wrote about Ellen Page’s “coming out,” the UK newspaper accidentally “outed” Patrick Stewart in their original article. The original article read: “Some gay people, such as Sir Patrick Stewart, think Page’s coming out speech is newsworthy.” The Guardian has since amended the story so that Patrick Stewart is no longer OFFICIALLY gay. But not before P-Stews had some fun on his Twitter:

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Patrick tweeted: “But @guardian I have, like, five or even SEVEN hetero friends and we totally drink beer and eat lots of chicken wings!… Well, @guardian it makes for a nice change…at least I didn’t wake up to the internet telling me I was dead again.” Then he retweeted: “Silly @guardian. You can’t catch gay by hanging out with #LGBT people.”

Just for the record, Patrick recently married… a woman. Sunny Ozell, who is 35 to his 73. Ian McKellan officiated the wedding. Was this just an honest mistake by The Guardian? Or did they confuse Ian and Patrick because – well – they’re both hilarious old coots and they spend a lot of time together?



Photos courtesy of WENN, Patrick’s Twitter.

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  1. Frida_K says:

    The Ian-n-Patrick photos just make my day every time I see them! Ah, I love their happy faces and general goofiness!


  2. Sixer says:

    HA! The Grauniad thought Surpat was a Stately Homo of England for spending all that time in New York, just like Quentin Crisp. Easy mistake.


    • bob says:

      If he were to tweet a picture of himself reading ‘The Naked Civil Servant’ I’d have a fabulogasm.

  3. Mindy says:

    The man gets more adorable each and every year. How can you not LOVE HIM?!?!?!

  4. Lilacflowers says:

    Adore Sir Patrick!

  5. DanaG says:

    I just love him. Maybe the writer of the article wanted him to be gay? It does make a nice change from the dead rumours though. LOL

  6. QQ says:

    *le swoon*

  7. Ice Maiden says:

    Didn’t at least one of his former wives leave him because of his cheating?

    • V4Real says:

      Also because we love Sir Patrick no one is putting him on blast for marrying a 35 year old woman.

      Also since we are somewhat on the topic of coming out Michelle Rodriguez and Cara Delevingne just recently confirmed that they are a couple. Riri must be pissed.

      • Ice Maiden says:

        That was kind of my point. If it’s true that he did cheat on at least one wife (I’d still like confirmation on that) it’s interesting how this is glossed over by so many people, as is the fact that he married a woman less than half his age. If this were someone less ‘adorable’, we’d never hear the end of it.

      • Kim1 says:

        Michelle’s rep says she never spoke to the Mirror .That interview was made up

      • V4Real says:

        @Kim1 reps deny a lot of things don’t they. But it’s obvious they are together.

      • BendyWindy says:

        To be fair, not everyone blasts Clooney, DiCaprio, BCoop, Depp, et al for dating younger women. I certainly don’t.

      • Migdalia says:

        Why would we put Sir Pat on blast for a 35 year old?? Hello! She’s 35! This isn’t a Courtney and Doug situation. People get too hung up on age when it comes to two grown adults having a relationship.

      • Kelly says:

        I blast him for marrying someone literally young enough to be his granddaughter!! But no one wants to hear it because “oh it’s Patrick Stewart, how can you hate him, he’s perfect, it’s true love, they found each other, bla blah bla”

    • Cazzee says:

      LOL that was my thought exactly. I was like, “Well, he’s not the best at being faithful….”

      Still though, those tweets are hilarious.

  8. yennefer says:

    but how can you POSSIBLY mistake Captain Picard for Gandalf? Nerd vengeance is upon Guardian.

  9. Lucy2 says:

    Lol at his responses. His photos rule, esp. the ones with Ian. They clearly are great friends and have a blast.

  10. Charlotte says:

    Loves loves loves loves loves loves loves

  11. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Love him.

  12. j.eyre says:

    Me. Rochester drinks beer and I swear I smelled buffalo sauce on his breath one night when he had gone out with “the girls”. Does this mean he might be hetero?

    • Secret Squirrel says:

      I suggest you sit Mr Rochester down and watch an episode of Sherlock with him. At the scenes where Sherlock whips off his scarf or ruffles his hair, check hubby’s reaction. If he sighs or comments on the fabric of the scarf/curl of Sherlock’s hair, you might be in trouble! If he only comments that Sherlock and Watson were better in The Hobbit, then I think you might be in the clear!

      • j.eyre says:

        Ack – when Mr. Rochester and I watch Sherlock… he compares the current tellings/characters to the original stories. I knew he was hetero this entire time. I’ll bet that’s how we got the Heir and Heiress.

  13. mayamae says:

    Do they think he’s in the closet? Why would they make such a mistake? I remember Rosie O’Donnell outing Clay Aikin way before he came out publicly. It was after Clay hosted with Kelly Ripka and Kelly had an obvious negative reaction to Clay covering her mouth with his hand, saying something about not knowing where that hand had been. Rosie was still on The View and called out Kelly for being homophobic. I was shocked she went there, but maybe her anger caused her to forget Clay hadn’t gone public.

    • yennefer says:

      I don’t think this was Rosie O’Donnell type situation, just an example of sloppy journalism. Reminds me of Samuel L Jackson/Lawrence Fishbourne situation.

      • Chloe says:

        Wow didn’t know that about Kelly saying that to Clay, but I wouldn’t like ANYONE covering my mouth with their hand, keep your germs to yourself. I had a co-worker who was coughing her head off at work yesterday and right after coughing she used my pen, that sucker got tossed.
        I love Patrick’s tweets.

    • megs283 says:

      Ah, memories…

    • Madi says:

      Probably not. I have emailed The Guardian countless times for incorrect facts. They are usually quite good though, they change the article then email you back to say thank you

  14. Cecilia says:

    Sir Patrick…Oh, how I love thee.

  15. gg says:

    Love Patrick. When people claim some younger guy is the greatest actor of his generation, or going to be, etc., etc., my first thought is: Is he anywhere near as good as Patrick Stewart, the bellwether? And the answer is always a resounding NO. Because nobody is.

  16. magpie says:

    I think they meant Sir Ian McKellan. That is just sloppy jounalism.

  17. JaDeRu says:

    Patrick + Ian = Twitter used correctly. I wish they would teach a class at UCLA on proper social media usage that all celebrities…scratch that…EVERYONE should be required to attend.

  18. starrywonder says:

    LOL Love Sir Patrick. Those tweets were enough to make me reconsider not having twitter.

  19. jaye says:

    He is SO adorable! I love his wit and his Twitter pics. The Avery Bullock character he voices on “American Dad” is always a highlight and one of the best parts of that show.

  20. Duchess of Corolla says:

    Can I just say that I want the fish and chips Sir Patrick has in the last photo? Yum!

  21. Mich says:

    +1 to all the love for Sir Patrick on this thread!

  22. Nroth Wset says:

    Im in love with Ian and Patrick….Love em. im a big Marvel comic fan

  23. BendyWindy says:

    Patrick Stewart. Sigh. I totally would.

  24. Kelly says:

    I can’t with the fact that his wife is 38 YEARS YOUNGER than him, Jesus….

  25. magda says:

    so if others celebrities wants to rant about something on twitter, this is the best formula! (but oh wait, you must be funny, intelligent and not treat yourself too serious)

  26. PunkyMomma says:

    Sir Patrick, sigh, Jean Luc, sigh, make it so!

  27. drea says:

    I adore him.

  28. Lucky Charm says:

    Ok, he’s wearing a Russell Wilson jersey – my love for Patrick Stewart has just been solidified!

  29. SnarkGirl says:

    I didn’t think it could be possible to adore this man more, but now I do!

    As for the age difference between him & his wife … pffft! Sir Patrick is 73 numbers only, in joie de vivre and attitude towards life he’s about 25.

  30. toddy says:

    a woman at my church started talking to me and a friend of mine as if I was a couple…and I flipped on her….I was very offended. ….

    • Alyce says:

      I don’t think you should have been offended. A quick, “Oh we’re just friends” and then carrying on about your business would be all you needed to do.

    • I agree with Alyce. Gay is not an epithet. It is unfortunate that you were offended, but the fact that you were offended is actually the offensive bit. The person who was talking to you is obviously used to living in a modern and open environment and made an honest mistake. Take a cue from Sir Patrick and take the high road by just moving on with things.

  31. Amy says:

    That Superbowl picture gets me every time. I love, love, love that they decided to include a soccer ball to poke fun at the way we Americans use the word football.

  32. Jch says:

    Hey! He’s in the chip shop in park slope, brooklyn in that last shot. Oh, I do love him & the fact that he haunts all the places me & the family go.

  33. brionne says:

    Wait…Captain Picard eats fried food? Is the replicator not working?

  34. This smacks, once again, of under-researched, sophomoric journalism. But what is so great is Sir Patrick’s response. He neither confirms or denies….why? Because IT DOESN’T EFFING MATTER. To quickly refute the “outing” could alienate the gay community, and anyway it is not supposed to matter in this day and age. Unless you’re a brains-challenged legislator from the great state of Arizona, apparently. George Clooney also uses this tactic when he gets “outed”…which happens every so often. They just laugh it off, laugh at the complete ineptitude of the “journalism”,and go on doing what they do best. Well-played, Sir. Well-played.