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SAG Slams Anti-Gay Newsweek Piece

0513 stuart The Screen Actors Guild has spoken out about a controversial Newsweek article that has drawn fire from advocacy groups and the entertainment industry. In an April piece entitled "Straight Jacket," writer Ramin Setoodeh criticized the performance of actor Sean Hayes in the current Broadway revival of "Promises, Promises," asserting that the openly gay Hayes can not play a convincing heterosexual because of his sexuality."Intentional or not, Ramin Setoodeh's wrongheaded argument sends a damaging and false message that we are limited in the roles we are able to play," Jason Stuart, chair of the SAG National LGBT Actors Committee, said in a statement from the guild.

Read the story at BackStage.com

Pictured: Jason Stuart (Photo: Getty Images)

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Can a hetero actor play a convincing gay character. Thanks to critics they push actors to work harder. Don't kill the critic, prove him wrong.

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