Glee star Chris Colfer doesn’t listen to anti-gay critics

'I feel like those people should stop writing letters and get a hobby'

Glee star Chris Colfer doesn’t listen to anti-gay critics
17 July 2012

It was last fall that the Glee episode in which Chris Colfer’s character of Kurt had sex with his boyfriend Blaine (Darren Criss) for the first time.

Even though the episode also featured the straight characters of Rachel (Lea Michele) and Finn (Cory Monteith) also having their first sexual experience together, most of the backlash was focused on the gay couple.

Colfer talked about the controversy on ABC’s The View Tuesday (17 July): ‘I don’t listen to those people. I feel like those people should stop writing letters and get a hobby.’

‘I personally get letters from kids every single day who write to me in secret because they live in an environment [where] they aren’t accepted for who they are,’ he added.

The out actor was tight-lipped on any developments for his character as the show approaches its fourth season. But he was more forthcoming about some outside projects he has been involved with including the feature film Struck By Lightening which he wrote and stars in. The film will close LA’s Outfest Festival on Sunday (22 July).

He’s also written a just-published a 438-page children’s book called The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spells which is aimed at kids between the ages of 8 and 12.

‘When I was 10, I was obsessed with fairy tales and my mom used to read them to me every night,’ he told the ladies on The View. ‘I had these crazy questions for her like ‘Who is the man in the mirror?’ and ‘Why is the Evil Queen evil?”

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