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

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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