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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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499 COMMENTS

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61.

Davis    

Time to move to Russia

425 days ago
62.

Jollywood    

I hope Tom cruise, Will Smith, Matthew Mcconaughey, John Travolta, and David Beckham learn from Wentworths bravery..

425 days ago
63.

Mentok the Mind-Taker    

Oh no... That's Vladimir Putin's favorite show! NOT ANY MORE! As of August 21st, 2013, Putin's favorite show is now "Teen Wolf".

425 days ago
64.

WTF    

Homos are pathetic. They want to start the cold war over again.

425 days ago
65.

jjlee    

waiting for Will Smith.....

425 days ago
66.

Wolf    

Good for Vlamimir! Wish He was our Prez.

425 days ago
67.

OK    

This make tickle Justin Bieber's pickle!

425 days ago
68.

paul a.    

Im sick and tired of all the gay rights nonsense but the Russians are way out of line on this.
Stick it to Putin gays!

425 days ago
69.

EnquirerLover    

Well Mr Miller, if you were so comfortable to live openly in your own country, why wait until 6 years after the Enquirer exposed you, to finally come out?
What were you scared of? And I really don't think Vlad gives a **** that you don't come. Less stress on the streets of Russia!

425 days ago
70.

Jason Quick    

Is that all we have to do these days in order to get money? Just say, "I am gay." AWESOME!!

425 days ago
71.

paul a.    

Girls! Any good looking muscular white man with six-pack abs is gay.
Real men are hairy, smelly, over-weight and have bad breath.
But we are very very horny and will do you until we die!

425 days ago
72.

STAYHOMEclosetfreak    

stay home.......no one need you there, your lucky for invite most dream of, i never even heard of you and you talk to our president that way, you have some nerve, respect is earned. REGARDING GAY ppl are gay in hollywood and still go its a business when you realise that youll realise also in a few years youll be advertising towels and dish soap. so wake up come out of the closet obviously your still in since your so uncomfortable with your sexuality to accept it, althouth its a mentall ilness as anxiety is and depression, with internet and gov. science you sir have a desiase, hope you are treated or accept the fact ppl that are different will always get BS for it, its the way the world turns and will always turn , unfortunetly

425 days ago
73.

homelessdude    

i knew from the first day i saw him on prison break.

425 days ago
74.

geo    

WTF, what's wrong with you people?

425 days ago
75.

Twoshay    

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, you can't take him!!!!!!!!!

425 days ago
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