From Big News Network:
ANI Thursday 14th June, 2007
Washington, June 14 : ‘Pulp Fiction’ star John Travolta has been criticised [by] gay rights activists for playing a cross-dressing character in cult musical ‘Hairspray‘, for they feel that the role was at odds with the actor’s religious beliefs.
The Oscar nominee, who is a follower of Scientology, appears in women’s wear to play Edna Tumblad in the movie.
Kevin Naff of gay website Blade says that Travolta‘s portrayal of Tumblad shows his hypocrisy.
He insists that the actor’s involvement with the flick is disingenuous.
“Travolta, a prominent Scientologist, has no business for reprising an iconic gay role,” Contactmusic quoted him as saying.
“It’s well known that Scientology rejects gays and lesbians as members and even operates reparative therapy clinics to ‘cure’ homosexuality. Divine is spinning in his grave,” he added.
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