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Actress Ellen Page is calling out Queen Elizabeth for honouring anti-gay politician, Maurice Mills, in her 2015 New Year's Honours list. The list, which features over 1,000 names from public figures to politicians, credits the controversial Irish councillor for his “services to local government.”
Ellen, who came out to the world last February, did not hold back her feelings when she tweeted "f**k that" in response to an article on the issue earlier today.
The actress isn't the only one who's surprised by the decision; a petition has been started to have Mills' honour revoked.
So far only 500 people have signed. Page's tweet to her 1.2 million followers is sure to get people talking and signing.
The Northern Irish politician in question has spoken openly about his beliefs causing some controversy. He previously blamed AIDS on “the filthy practice of sodomy.” The "honouree" even went as far as blaming 2005's Hurricane Katrina on homosexuality: "The media failed to report that the hurricane occurred just two days prior to the annual homosexual event called the Southern Decadence Festival… Surely, this is a warning to nations where such wickedness is increasingly promoted and practiced.”
To be fair to Her Majesty, the honourees are nominated by the public and the government, and a committee of civil servants make the final decision.