Actress and vocal LGBTQ advocate Ellen Page has given us yet another reason to love her: She used her appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert this week to read the Trump administration for absolute filth.
In an impassioned chat with Colbert, Page, who’s currently promoting her Netflix series The Umbrella Academy, denounced the President and VP Mike Pence for promoting hateful, dangerous rhetoric: “The Vice President of America wishes I didn’t have the love [I have] with my wife. He wanted to ban [marriage equality] in Indiana. He believes in conversion therapy. He has hurt LGBT people so badly as the governor of Indiana.”
Page also linked the current administration’s brash leaders to this week’s brutally racist and homophobic attack on gay Empire actor Jussie Smollett: “Connect the dots. This is what happens.”
“If you are in a position of power, and you hate people, and you want to cause suffering for them, you go through the trouble, you spend your career trying to cause suffering—what do you think is going to happen?” she continued. “Kids are going to be abused, and they’re going to kill themselves. And people are going to be beaten in the street. I have traveled the world and I have met the most marginalized people you can meet. I am lucky to have this time and this privilege to say this: This needs to fucking stop.”
Can someone enlist this Ellen to teach that Ellen how to stand up fully and confidently for all members of the LGBTQ community?
Watch Page’s full appearance on The Late Show, and be prepared to stan. (She talks about a need for more LGBTQ representation in Hollywood; her activism around climate change; and celebrating her first year of marriage with wife Emma Portner, too!)