On Tuesday, former Star Trek actor George Takei posted a photo of himself wearing a "You Can Pee Next To Me" t-shirt in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations and a troubling Howard Stern interview where the actor bragged about grabbing hesitant men by the penis in effort to "persuade" them into sex.
(Takei has since deleted the tweet, below is a screenshot.)
Not exactly the best timing nor optics here, Takei.
The t-shirt is being sold to apparently support transgender "rights," AKA allowing biological men into women's and girls' facilities in the name of progress.
The Hollywood anti-Trump activist was recently accused of nonconsensual groping by model Scott R. Burton in 1981, when Burton was 23 and Takei was in his 40s.
After going on a date with Takei, Burton found himself back at the actor's home for drinks.
“We have the drink and he asks if I would like another,” recalled Brunton. “And I said sure. So, I have the second one, and then all of a sudden, I begin feeling very disoriented and dizzy, and I thought I was going to pass out.”
“The next thing I remember I was coming to and he had my pants down around my ankles and he was groping my crotch and trying to get my underwear off and feeling me up at the same time, trying to get his hands down my underwear,” claimed Burton. “I came to and said, ‘What are you doing?!’ I said, ‘I don't want to do this.’ He goes, ‘You need to relax. I am just trying to make you comfortable. Get comfortable.’ And I said, ‘No. I don't want to do this.’ And I pushed him off and he said, 'OK, fine.' And I said I am going to go and he said, 'If you feel you must. You're in no condition to drive.'"
Adding to Takei's troubles, a recent Howard Stern interview resurfaced online in light of the allegations. After expressing moral outrage over President Donald Trump's infamous Access Hollywood tape, Takei used his next breaths to brag openly about grabbing hesitant and "skittish" men by the penis to "persuade" them into sex. The Daily Wire reports:
"Did you ever grab anyone by the c*** against their will?" Stern asked Takei, more than once.
After deafening silence, the actor laughed and said, "Uh oh!"
Stern, continually trying to give Takei an out, asked again: "You never sexually harassed anyone...?"
After Stern laughs awkwardly, he asked again: "Have you?"
Takei laughed yet again, but offered no reply.
The Star Trek alum then explained that he grabbed hesitant men "by the c***" in order to "persuade" them into sex.
"Some people that are kind of … umm … skittish or maybe … um … afraid and you're trying to persuade..." he said.
"It wasn't at work," rationalized Takei, suggesting it was never about "power" and therefore okay. "It was either in my home ― they came to my home."
Stern asked if Takei gave the men "a gentle squeeze on the balls."
"More than gentle," responded the actor.
Takei has since offered a weak explanation for the remarks: he was merely joking around. Also, he's gay.
Yeah, we're going to go ahead and recommend you do not pee next to Takei.