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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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91.

Zoe     

I'm sure this is a devastating blow to Russia - kinda like Obama refusing to meet with Putin over Snowden. Hahaha!!! The Politburo will be up all night fretting over the gay snub.

366 days ago
92.

Da Bonge    

Who's e stickin it to went worth!

366 days ago
93.

cate    

He's sooo hot. That makes me sad

366 days ago
94.

CrystalT    

I've heard this before but what is most shocking to me is that this man who doesn't look a day over 30 is 41...

366 days ago
95.

ProudMexicanAmericanWoman    

Lord have mercy..smh this worlds going to hell in a hand-basket.. is that the saying?

366 days ago
96.

Tammi    

Noooo!!!! He so damn fine.

366 days ago
97.

Livvie    

Is the a surprise to anyone who isn't stupid?

366 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

its funny the hollywood elite are used to getting their way over here.due to threats of no funding for political campaigns they have no baring on another country though.and it is eating them up inside.

366 days ago
99.

billy pootons    

1 - putin doesnt know who you are or care
2 - with a name like wentworth... you never had a chance

366 days ago
100.

Randomizer     

That's all we need, more fudge packers. With a side of muff bumpers.

366 days ago
101.

Jericho Morton    

Maybe the Russians feel disgusted by the activity of homosexuals? Perhaps they are concerned about the spread of HIV? Even if there isn't a good reason, why should they have to 'like' it? Isn't that what a free world is about? They have elections, they could vote Putin out and change for representatives that are homosexual supporters. If they haven't, isn't that democracy?

366 days ago
102.

joecrabs    

Big deal. Everyone is gay now. It's not a big deal anymore. Everywhere you look, someone is coming out as queer. What will the next press grab be? Banging mules?

366 days ago
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jerryball    

Good for you Wentworth Baby. I watched every episode of "Prison Break" and what a "bad" dude you are, I never suspected you were of the "artistic and nervous" set. Sure gonna break a lot of lady's hearts because you are one sex-appeal dude. Turning down the International Film Festival for an appearance in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in protest and opposition to the Russian 2 century return to the 19th century lack of human rights for gays. Maybe a buff manly dude like you admitting who you are will give courage to Hollywood's biggest stars to also admit to the world who they really are. Most people mistakingly think gays are little screaming fairies while in reality, most gay men are very butch and masculine and would deck someone taking them on.

366 days ago
104.

disinter    

By this logic all reporters should boycott the U.S.

366 days ago
105.

Kabala    

Good for him! Russia needs to be slapped down.

366 days ago
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