Pedro Pascal is the star of the hour. In the post-apocalyptic world in The Last of Us, he is currently battling those infected with a fungus and in the Star Wars series, The Mandalorian, he embodies the Mandalorian Din Djarin. The Chilean-American actor likes to use his reach away from the TV sets for other purposes.
Pascal recently posted three photos of transgender and rainbow flags representing LGBTQIA on Instagram. "The answer my friend is blowin' in the wind," he wrote. With the lyrics by Bob Dylan, Pedro Pascal wants to say that the answer is quite simple: he supports the LGBTQIA community. But the post sparked a discussion.
Co-star Bella Ramsey shared two supportive comments, as did Wonder Woman Gal Gadot and Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner. "And I thought you couldn't get any more perfect," wrote one user. But the post caused anger among some Pascal fans. "Celebrities shouldn't flaunt things like that. You can support whoever you want, but that alienates half of your fan base. Leave politics out of the game. I like your personality a lot," complained one of the critics. "It's okay, we know you're only posting this to keep your job and not get canceled," said another.
Others, in turn, wondered whether the 47-year-old was announcing his coming out with the post himself. Little is known about the TV star's personal life. However, anyone who has been following his life and his public appearance for a long time knows that Pascal has always campaigned for trans rights.
His youngest sister Lux Pascal told in early 2021 that she was transgender and taking hormones. Her brother "[was] an important part of all of this. He's also an artist and has served as my advisor. He was one of the first to give me the tools that shaped my identity," Lux said Pascal the magazine "Ya".
Pascal's post comes at a sensitive time. Hatred of trans people is growing in the US, including in politics. Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, for example, just signed legislation banning underage drag shows and a law banning underage prescriptions for puberty blockers and hormone treatments.
Sources: Instagram / "Ya" via "People"