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Elliot Page — the actor formerly known as Ellen Page who know identifies as a man — claimed recently to have been threatened by a “transphobe” in Los Angeles, but the claim has been met with skepticism online, where Page has been compared to disgraced actor Jussie Smollett.
In a memoir released Tuesday, titled “Pageboy,” the 36-year-old actor alleged that in 2022, when the star was in L.A. (on Sunset and La Cienaga), a man allegedly “threatened to assault” the “Umbrella Academy” actor, according to the Los Angeles Times.
“I’m going to f***ing gay bash you, f*****,” the columnist wrote, quoting Page’s book.
Page then ran to a nearby convenience store, where employees ushered the actor inside. “From the other side of the door, the man allegedly yelled: ‘This is why I need a gun!'” the columnist added, quoting Page.
“Now when I’m in Los Angeles, I don’t feel comfortable like I used to going for walks,” Page told the Times.
"Elliot" Page alleges being on the receiving end of a "transphobic" attack outside of an LA hotel from an "enraged man" throwing around language no one uses in real life. Seems pretty Sussie. Check out the full video now LIVE on YouTube! pic.twitter.com/RlR6QYgz60
— Eric July (@EricDJuly) June 6, 2023
Despite the fact that the “Juno” star admitted to having “resources” to stay in safe hotels and hire security, the actor said that it “doesn’t mean it’s not traumatic. But I have resources that, in every instance that is difficult, protect and can shield me from these things.”
Social media users reacted to the headlines about the alleged L.A. attack, noting how Left-leaning Hollywood is and comparing it to Smollett’s race hoax in 2019, calling page “Ellen Smollett.”
Smollett told police that he was attacked by two men in Chicago at 2 a.m. who yelled racist and homophobic slurs, wrapped a rope around his neck, poured an “unknown substance” on him, and yelled that this is “MAGA country.” The disgraced actor was later convicted on five felony counts, which included lying to Chicago police.
“Oh please-Jussie Smollett 2.o,” one person tweeted.
Oh please – Jussie Smollett 2.0. https://t.co/gegaSYAHvI
— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) June 6, 2023
Another wrote, “They were also overheard shouting ‘This is MAGA country!’”
They were also overheard shouting "This is MAGA country!" https://t.co/YoWHnNycOX
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) June 6, 2023
While another tweeted, “Los Angeles is inhospitable to the trans community. Page’s attackers reportedly said ‘Welcome to Magadonia.’”
Los Angeles is inhospitable to the trans community. Page’s attackers reportedly said “Welcome to Magadonia.” https://t.co/d2BGQL2Mlk
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) June 6, 2023
One person tweeted that they didn’t believe Page’s claims “that ‘he’ was verbally attacked and threatened by a crazed transphobic man in California.”
“I do not believe this for the same reason I did not believe Jussie Smollett. Just smells fishy,” the person added. “Elliot Page was born female, and this is how an hysterical female acts, not a real man. A real man would have given it right back to the attacker, not run to the press crying.”
“A real man doesn’t need constant affirmation the way trans men do,” the person continued. “A real man doesn’t make things up for attention, because he is the star of his own life. He LEADS, not follows. ‘ELLIOT’ Page looks like a boy in ‘his’ topless photo, but ‘he’ still sounds like the woman ‘he’ was born to be.”
Others were more brief in their sarcasm.
Ellen Smollett https://t.co/W2DjPVmVTW
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) June 6, 2023
Did they leave behind a noose and two Nigerian passports? https://t.co/zL8dyRFmPq
— Chadwick Moore (@Chadwick_Moore) June 6, 2023
Page announced to the world in December 2020 the actor was transgender, about six years after the star came out as a lesbian. In a March 2021 issue of Time magazine, Page discussed undergoing transgender surgery.