Watch Ellen Page’s Impassioned Speech On Anti-LGBTQ Policies, Racism, & The Trump Administration
The actress says she’s “really fired up”…
A “fired up” Ellen Page slammed the Trump administration, and in particular Vice President Mike Pence, for its anti-LGBTQ policies and rhetoric during an emotional interview on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Thursday night.
Touching upon the Tuesday attack on Empire actor Jussie Smollett in Chicago, Page said that it was “impossible to not be fired up” with the political situation in the United States.
“It feels impossible not to feel this way right now with the president and the Vice President Mike Pence, who wishes I could not be married, let’s just be clear,” Page said. “The vice president of America wishes I didn’t have the love with my wife. He wanted to ban that in Indiana, he believes in conversion therapy, he has hurt LGBTQ people so badly as the governor of Indiana,” she added as Colbert held up a picture of Page and her wife, Emma Portner.
Page then suggested that you could “connect the dots” between the policies and rhetoric of people in power and the attack on Smollett and other minorities and marginalized people.
“If you are in a position of power and you hate people and you want to cause suffering to them, you go through the trouble, you spend your career trying to cause suffering, what do you think is going to happen? Kids are going to be abused, and they’re going to kill themselves and people are going to be beaten on the street,” a visibly angry Page said.
“I have traveled the world and I have met the most marginalized people you could meet,” she said while fighting back tears.
She added: “I am lucky to have this time and the privilege to say this. This needs to fucking stop.”
You can watch Ellen Page’s impassioned speech on anti-LGBTQ policies, racism, climate change and the Trump administration from The Late Show With Stephen Colbert below: