Actress Ellen Page slammed Vice President Mike Pence on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and blamed Pence, in part, for the recent assault on gay actor Jussie Smollet:
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. I have traveled the world and I have met the most marginalized people you can meet. I am lucky to have this time and this privilege to say this. This needs to f*cking stop.
Sorry, I’m really fired up tonight, but it feels impossible to not feel this way right now with the President and Vice President Mike Pence, who wishes I couldn’t be married, let’s just be clear. The Vice President of America wishes I didn’t have the love with my wife. He wanted to ban that in Indiana. He believes in conversion therapy.
[Pence] has hurt LGBTQ people so badly as the governor of Indiana, and I think the thing we need to know, and I hope my show “Gaycation” did this in terms of connecting the dots, in terms of what happened the other day to Jussie [Smollett], I don’t know him personally, I send all of my love, connect the dots.