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Wentworth Miller

I'm Gay

Sticks It to Vladimir Putin

8/22/2013 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Prison Break" star Wentworth Miller has just revealed he's a gay man ... in a statement that reads as a giant "F YOU" to Russia.

The 41-year-old actor fired off a letter to the director of the St. Petersburg International Film Festival -- rejecting its invitation for him to travel to the Motherland for the event ... and in the letter, WM went public about his sexuality for the first time.

"Thank you for your kind invitation. As someone who has enjoyed visiting Russia in the past and can also claim a degree of Russian ancestry, it would make me happy to say yes. However, as a gay man, I must decline."

Miller continues ... "I am deeply troubled by the current attitude toward and treatment of gay men and women by the Russian government."

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"The situation is in no way acceptable, and I cannot in good conscience participate in a celebratory occasion hosted by a country where people like myself are being systematically denied their basic right to live and love openly."

He added, "If circumstances improve, I'll be free to make a different choice."

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kgg    

Awesome! So proud of him! And ya know what..**** RUSSIA. It's a freaking hellhole anyway.

393 days ago
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Tony    

Putin needs a good long, hard "F***ING then he will be singing a different tune. You know he wants it and he will love it....if he hasn't had it already! xo Love you Vlad!

Forever
The Impaler

393 days ago
213.

Truth    

Can you guys take this Sissy Pillow Biters picture down now? We got it.....he's gay.

393 days ago
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STFUP    

That letter was SO gay!

393 days ago
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Dannyboi2    

Who cares? I care, good role models that speak up help closeted ppl become less ashamed of themselves and realize they are not alone.

393 days ago
216.

Blackscab    

Ugh, that poor horse!

393 days ago
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Jeremiah Kincade    

I knew this 2 years ago. It's not the first time he has "Come out"

393 days ago
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WM94    

Damn you ignorant yanks, you are no better than the russians. What the **** (oh!) is wrong with you people to say that 'these kind of people' disgusts you and should rot in and hell and stuff. Wentworth Miller is a great actior, a handsome and very brave man! Gotta love him! Greets from a dutch woman :)

393 days ago
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ganjie    

if his home country won't allow him to get married in half the states, what makes him think russia will give a crap? feels more like an attempt to get attention to me.

393 days ago
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lazypadawan    

As one Tweet put it, "Wentworth Miller comes out as a 41-year-old man."

393 days ago
221.

Lahlah    

Perez Hilton already called it. A long time ago actually.

393 days ago
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shanice    

He's just a bucket of surprises. I was shocked to find out he was part african american and now he's gay! Still think he's talented, so good for you Wentworth for putting your foot down!

393 days ago
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Dino     

What a great respond ... hats off for him !

393 days ago
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Ati kh    

dumb...

392 days ago
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lookItsMegRyan    

It's ridiculous that the games are still being allowed to go on in Russia. If they called for the arrest of black people, Obama would call for a boycott. But when gay people are threatened with arrest, it warrants a chuckle from him.

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