In an impassioned late-night talk show appearance Thursday night calling out the media, Hollywood and political leaders, actress Ellen Page urged viewers to “connect the dots” in the wake of the “hate crime” against actor Jussie Smollett.
Appearing on CBS’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Page aimed much of her anger at Vice President Mike Pence, saying: “If you are in a position of power and you hate people and you want to cause suffering to them, you go through the trouble, you spend your career trying to cause suffering — what do you think is going to happen? Kids are going to be abused, and they’re going to kill themselves and people are going to be beaten on the street.”
She added: “I have traveled the world and I have met the most marginalized people you could meet. I am lucky to have this time and the privilege to say this. This needs to f—ing stop.”
Here’s the clip, posted today by CBS …