It seems some Star Trek fans are stuck in the past…
While many celebrated the sci-fi phenomenon for making history with its first ever same-sex couple in new TV series Star Trek: Discovery, a few homophobes have been expressing their distaste for progress.
But actor Wilson Cruz, who plays one half of the new couple, Dr Culber, isn’t having any of it.
“I’m going to say this once and post it here for anyone who has an issue,” he wrote in a status update on Facebook. “I won’t be spending my time arguing with the few. Im focusing on the love.
“I’m not here for your comfort. That’s not why we are here. We’re here to grow. Star Trek has always been here to challenge you to look outside of yourself and to see other people and other experiences in yourself.
“There is no division between you and me. I am just another human giving and receiving love, just like you. That is all.”
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 16, 2017
Wilson went on to accuse the homophobes of trying to censor love, and argued that those who refuse to watch the show because of diversity are simply “cheating” themselves by ignoring what happens in real life.
“LGBTQ people aren’t going to just disappear because you put your head in the sand,” he continued.
“We share the planet with you. We have always been here. We will always be here. You just don’t want to see us. I’m happy to tell you we won’t be invisible anymore. Not for your comfort.
“We are living and loving out loud the way our creator intended us to because LOVE is nothing to hide.”
You can read Wilson’s full post below.