Celebrities are voicing support for 'Juno' star Elliot Page after he came out as transgender

Rachel E. Greenspan
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Nikita Dragun (left) and Kat Dennings (right) were among the celebrities supporting Elliot Page on Twitter on Tuesday. MEGA/GC Images; Amanda Edwards/WireImage; Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage
  • Celebrities are flooding Twitter with support for "Juno" star Elliot Page after he came out as transgender.

  • "I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life," Page wrote in a statement on Tuesday.

  • Celebrities, activists, influencers, and actors, including Natasha Lyonne, Kat Dennings, Olivia Munn, and Mia Farrow, sent their love to Page. 

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After "Umbrella Academy" and "Juno" star Elliot Page came out as transgender on Tuesday, celebrities flooded social media with support for the actor. 

Page, who previously came out as gay in 2014, announced in a letter shared on Twitter and Instagram that he used both he/him and they/them pronouns.

"I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life," he wrote in the statement. "I feel overwhelming gratitude for the incredible people who have supported me along this journey. I can't begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self."

 

Page said that he was "endlessly inspired by so many in the trans community," and honored the at least 40 trans lives lost to violence in 2020. "Thank you for your courage, your generosity and ceaselessly working to make this world a more inclusive and compassionate place. I will offer whatever support I can and continue to strive for a more loving and equal society," he added.

"Elliot" soon became the top trend on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon, a representative for the platform told Insider, as fans and celebrities began showing their support for Page.  

Raquel Willis, a transgender rights activist and writer who is trans, had a sweet interaction with Page. "Your heart has always been big and you've used your platform to show up for the entire community for years. Thanks for the gift of your truth," Willis said in a reply to Page's tweet. Page responded to Willis, writing, "Thank you so much! I'm so inspired by you."

 

Anna Kendrick quote-tweeted Page's message and highlighted how the announcement showed bravery during a dark time. "Elliot Page's words here are so beautiful and so eloquent, and he is reminding me that we can all be brave and joyful, even when things are scary. And this year especially, that reminder is such a GIFT," the actress and singer wrote. 

 

Mia Farrow told Page in a reply on Twitter, "Wishing you every blessing and happiness as you begin your new adventure dear Elliot!! How great!" 

Actress, comedian, and "Insecure" writer Natasha Rothwell quote-tweeted Page's news, writing, "Good morning to Elliot, and Elliot only."

Influencers and YouTubers also replied to Page's announcement. Nikita Dragun, a beauty YouTuber who is trans, said in a quote-tweet that she was "so proud" of Page. James Charles, a YouTube megastar and beauty guru, replied to Page, writing, "Congratulations, king <3 SO happy for you!!!"

 

Academy Award winner Patricia Arquette replied to Page's statement, saying that she was sending "love and support" to the actor. 

 

Alyssa Milano replied to Page's tweet, writing, "Thank you for this, Elliot." 

Actresses Natasha Lyonne, Kat Dennings, and Olivia Munn shared heart emojis in tweets responding to Page's announcement. 

The Twitter account for "Umbrella Academy," the Netflix show Page stars in, also reacted to the news. "So proud of our superhero," the tweet said. "WE LOVE YOU ELLIOT!!!"

On Page's Instagram post, more stars shared support, including Miley Cyrus, Ruby Rose, Kate Mara, and more. "Elliot rules," Cyrus wrote. 

 

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