Veteran British actor Sir Patrick Stewart has laughed off a howling blunder by editors at a U.K. newspaper after he was mistakenly labelled gay.
The Star Trek icon, who has been married to three women over the years, hit headlines on Monday when a writer for Britain’s The Guardian described him as gay in an article about actress Ellen Page, who came out over the weekend.
The original article reads, “Some gay people, such as Sir Patrick Stewart, think Page’s coming out speech is newsworthy,” and editors at the publication – which frequently campaigns to improve press standards – have since issued a correction.
Stewart has now spoken out about the incident and laughed it off in a series of humorous posts on his Twitter.com page.
He writes, “But @guardian I have, like, five or even SEVEN hetero friends and we totally drink beer and eat lots of chicken wings!… Well, @guardian it makes for a nice change… at least I didn’t wake up to the internet telling me I was dead again.”