'Star Trek Beyond' Star Says Sulu Being Gay Is 'Super Radical'
George Takei, the Best Driver in the Galaxy – Mother Jones
Advertisement Close X. Sulu defied the two-dimensional stereotypes that infused most of the roles then available to Asian American actors, and Takei knew from experience how insidious those stereotypes could be. He has clear childhood memories of men with guns arriving at his Los Angeles home post-Pearl Harbor to haul the family away—first to a horse track in Arcadia and later to a United States internment camp in Arkansas—and has since been active in efforts to remind people about what happened in America during that dreadful time. Takei, who is gay, also has been an outspoken champion of LGBT rights. George Takei: Obviously the Star Trek fan base—the geeks, as they call themselves—is large. MJ: Hence your starring role in Allegiance , your new musical about a Japanese American family in an internment camp.
John Cho had an amazing response when asked about being an Asian actor
He has won several awards and accolades in his work on human rights and Japan—United States relations , including his work with the Japanese American National Museum. Takei's work on the Broadway show Allegiance , as well as his own internment in a US-run internment camp during World War II , has given him a platform to speak out against the Trump administration 's rhetoric about immigrants and immigration policies. Among them, he had an aunt and infant cousin who lived in Hiroshima and who were both killed during the atomic bombing that destroyed the city.
A few months ago, George Takei was all over the internet. His popularity could be measured purely in social media statistics nearly 10m Facebook likes , 1. Takei is so charismatic, playful and intelligent that he has pulled off a feat none of his Star Trek co-stars ever managed: he is infinitely more famous and adored since he hung up his phaser, vacated the bridge of the Enterprise and came back down to Earth. Part of the reason for this has been the range of his passions.