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.