There has been much debate over a recent Newsweek article in which the author attempts to make the case that gay actors can't play straight. In it, he uses Sean Hayes, star of "Promises, Promises" on Broadway, and "Glee" actor Jonathan Groff as examples of gay actors who didn't leave him convinced they could act straight in their roles.
The article has caused everyone from Kristin Chenoweth, who has worked on both projects, to "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy to speak out on the subject. Even the article's author, Ramin Setoodeh, who is gay himself, has responded, in an attempt to defend his argument.
Now, "Sex and the City 2" star Cynthia Nixon, who came out and began dating her partner, Christine Marinoni, in 2004, is also commenting on the article, noting that it was a "cruel" blanket statement to make about gay actors. "I think it's horrible. I think it's so horrible, and I think it's really, really, really terrific that there has been such an enormous response and so much back-and-forth and discussion about it and people trying to explain to this gentleman why they're so upset about what he wrote," she told MTV News.
"I just feel like it's hard enough to encourage people to come out of the closet, like it's not going to damage their careers. And when you have someone who is so ... it's not even like he's negative, he's making fun of people in a really cruel way. I think it's really set us back 10 years."