George Takei Wants the Westboro Baptist Church to 'Let It Go'
BY Jase Peeples
June 02 2014 2:19 PM ET
Out actor, LGBT activist, and national treasure George Takei has recorded his own lip-synched cover of “Let It Go” from Disney’s animated hit Frozen.
In this fabulous addition to the video-littered landscape of the Internet, Takei takes aim at the Westboro Baptist Church – which previously released its own remake of the Disney song with homophobic lyrics and antigay slurs – by juxtaposing shots of himself performing with shots of Westboro protesters.
Last month Takei was honored with the with GLAAD's Vito Russo Award at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City. “Tonight, I know it’s OK to be Takei. I’m so GLAAD to be Takei, I’m surrounded by people who are GLAAD to be Takei,” he joked during his acceptance speech.
“As long as LGBT people can be fired from their job for simply being who they are, our work isn’t done yet,” he continued. “As long as young people are kicked out of their families just for being who they are, our work is not done yet. As long as people are be bullied into feeling that their lives are so hopeless that they are driven to self-destructive acts, our work is not done. Working in concert with GLAAD, with its history of achievement and the legacy of Vito Russo, we will make this a better world, a more equal society of all people. … I accept the GLAAD Vito Russo Award with pride, and with humility and with resolve.”
This latest video is a wonderful reminder that it isn’t just OK to be Takei – it’s absolutely fabulous!