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'Arrow' Star Stephen Amell Denounces Russian Homophobia, Hopes Olympic Athletes Speak Out

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Arrow star Stephen Amell posted a message to his Facebook page yesterday letting his fans know that the show was going to be on hiatus for the Olympics.

Wrote Amell:

For everyone asking, we're taking a mini hiatus so people can grit their teeth and suffer through an Olympic games marred by homophobia and mediocre levels of public interest. Back February 26th...

...Follow up point -- Good luck to all the athletes who have worked so hard for so many years and essentially geared their entire life around this opportunity. Hopefully, a lot of them will use their success and a public platform to remind everybody this isn't the stone age.

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  1. Good for him!

    Posted by: Lymis | Feb 7, 2014 9:29:08 AM


  2. How about Arrow Colton Haynes denouncing his closet?!

    Posted by: litper | Feb 7, 2014 9:57:01 AM


  3. Stephen is hot, handsome, and seems lovely caring person.

    Posted by: Matt27 | Feb 7, 2014 10:19:18 AM


  4. Love the Stone Age comment - he's absolutely right.

    Posted by: Jack M | Feb 7, 2014 10:32:13 AM


  5. I should watch this show more. Now, after reading this, I definitely will.

    Posted by: Gall Gadot is Wonder Woman in 2016 | Feb 7, 2014 2:13:16 PM


  6. Good for him. I wish more and more would denounce the Russian law, but cheer the athletes.

    Posted by: JEFF YORK | Feb 7, 2014 2:47:48 PM


  7. He is completely swoon-worthy -- and not just for his looks, but amazingly awesome statements like these. He doesn't have to weigh in and I'm sure networks would like their actors to just smile pretty in front of the camera and talk about their dogs or something during any kind of interview, so the fact that he is and the fact that his statement was so perfect is... like I said... swoon-worthy.

    Watching Arrow is a breath of fresh air! The entire cast is great and every episode has ranged from really good to amazing. It's even better now knowing he's such a strong supporter of LGBT people.

    Posted by: Ryan | Feb 7, 2014 3:03:38 PM


  8. Arnell looks like what Putin "thinks" HE looks like. One is hot and one is completely delusional. And gross.

    Posted by: tinkerbelle | Feb 7, 2014 4:27:46 PM


  9. Amell is an awesome ally, and you do him a great disservice by objectifying him, Andy.

    Either way, his support is appreciated.

    Posted by: theo | Feb 7, 2014 7:01:01 PM


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