Elliot Page says his estranged dad likes hate posts about him online
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Elliot Page has revealed his estranged father engages with hate posts about him online.
This shocking revelation is just one of many in Page's newly released memoir, Pageboy, which delves into the actor's life experiences - including his gender transition, life in the spotlight and personal relationships with family and friends.
The memoir, which was released today (6 June), also sees the Juno star open up about the sickening levels of hate and violence he has faced ever since he started being open about his sexuality, gender and identity - starting with him coming out as gay in 2014.
Speaking about his father, Page began by recalling the time last year when right-wing author Jordan Peterson was banned from Twitter for making derogatory comments about his transition - Page came out as a transgender man in 2020.
When Twitter eventually allowed Peterson to return, he did so by deadnaming the actor.
“When Jordan Peterson was let back on Twitter after he’d made a horrific tweet about me, he posted a video, just his head filling the frame,” Page wrote. "Staring menacingly into the camera, he said, ‘We’ll see who cancels who'."
Page then revealed: "My dad ‘liked’ it."
Page hasn't spoken to his father, Dennis Page, for over five years and as The Umbrella Academy star says in his memoir, he cannot imagine ever doing so again seeing as he expressed support for 'those with massive platforms who have attacked and ridiculed me on a global scale.'
In a recent profile for The Los Angeles Times, Page expanded on his relationship with his mother Martha, who separated from his father when he was young.
While the actor's mom wasn't supportive when he came out as gay initially, in the years since she has been on a journey Page described as 'inspiring'.
"I think it’s really inspiring that she’s changed and become such an advocate and ally… it took her time to break out of the ideas she grew up with," Page admitted, saying his mom was actually relieved when he came out as trans.
Elsewhere in Pageboy, Page made the horrifying revelation that an A-list actor once threatened to rape him to 'convince him he wasn't gay'.
The sickening incident unfolded at a birthday party in Los Angeles in 2014 when Page was approached by the unnamed star, who allegedly said to him: "You aren’t gay. That doesn’t exist. You are just afraid of men."
The actor then threatened: "I’m going to f**k you to make you realize you aren’t gay."
Page then explained how the pair ran into each other at the gym a few days later, when the actor told him he ‘didn’t have a problem’ with gay people, to which Page replied: "I think you might."
Pageboy is available to purchase worldwide now.