Ellen Page Comes Out as Gay: Hollywood, Media Reacts With Support, Jokes

Ellen Page Comes Out as Gay: Hollywood, Media Reacts With Support, Jokes

Kevin Bacon, Kate Mara, Anna Kendrick, Mia Farrow and others celebrate their colleague's bravery — but there are still some quips to be made by others

Ellen Page came out as gay on Friday in a speech to the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's “Time to Thrive” event in Las Vegas.

“I'm here today because I am gay,” the 26-year-old “Juno” star told the audience. “Maybe I can help others to have an easier time … I do it selfishly because I am tired of hiding, I'm tired of lying by omission.”

On Twitter, her acting peers and media members reacted with stunned support, and, naturally, some requisite jokes.

See photos: Gay Hollywood: 13 Out & Proud Celebrities Before Ellen Page

Here are some of the top tweets from Hollywood and the media in response:

  • Fist_of_Doom

    She hooked up with Drew Berrymore during and after filming “Whip It.” So, to quote Jeff Foxworthy, “There's your sign.”

    • Duh

      Yeah… Jeff Foxworthy doesn't say that one. You're thinking of Bill Engvall.

      • Fist_of_Doom

        You are correct. My bad.

  • Chekov

    ummm …. so what