Published on 30 Oct 2017 Sections

Kevin Spacey faces outcry from LGBT community

Correspondent

The actor Kevin Spacey is facing an outcry from the LGBT community – after he came out in the wake of allegations that he made a sexual approach towards a 14-year-old boy in 1986.

The actor made a statement on social media after Anthony Rapp revealed details of the alleged incident – saying it had prompted him to declare he was “now living as a gay man”. But critics are upset that Spacey has appeared to conflate being gay with molesting a young boy.