George Takei Receives Outpour of Support After He Shares One of His ‘Biggest Regrets’

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George Takei, known as "Uncle George" to fans, expressed on social media that one of his biggest regrets was never having children.

The tweet: The "Star Trek" actor shared in a tweet from Father's Day on Sunday that one of his biggest regrets was "never becoming a dad."

  • "In my generation, coming of age in the 50s and 60s, it just wasn't something very available to gay men, even those in couples," he wrote.

  • Takei also stated that he is "happy" he could "still be 'Uncle George' to so many."


Fans respond: Twitter fans noticed his sadness and offered "a rare outpouring of love for the actor," reported Queerty.

  • Takei's tweets received responses from Perez Hilton, Ruth Holloway, Shanlon Wu and Rob Mayeda. Several fans responded that Takei was an inspiration and that they love their "Uncle George."

  • Mayeda referred to Takei as the "father figure" and "Japanese American role model." He stated that Takei helped raise many more people than he knows.

  • "You are Uncle George to millions! A positive influence and a fighter for all who are oppressed. You've helped clear a path for current and future members of the LGBTQ+ community to live life authentically. And a trailblazer for AAPI actors. We're lucky to have you," one user commented.


Featured Image via Late Night with Seth Meyers (left) and Asia Society HK (right)

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