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Darren Criss has been ‘s**t on’ for debating straight actors in gay roles

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Glee, before going on to win an Emmy for his portrayal of gay spree killer Andrew Cunanan in The Assassination of Gianni Versace.When the ongoing debate over whether straight, cisgender actors should take LGBTQ roles erupted in Hollywood a few years ago, Criss became a target of criticism.

He later said he would stop playing gay character “to make sure I won’t be another straight boy taking a gay man’s role.”However, in a recent interview with The Independent, Criss said that when he has tried to engage in the debate, he has been “shit on.”“No matter what I say, I’m going to get into the same mess that I’ve always gotten in, which is me being what I believe is very fair and diplomatic, but nobody’s interested in that, because compassion is.

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