George Takei, known for his role as Mr. Sulu in “Star Trek,” spoke to Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga about his petition to stand up for Muslims in the United States in reaction to President-elect Donald Trump’s proposed temporary Muslim immigration ban. He compared the ban to his experience as a Japanese-American during World War II: “That was what happened to us,” Takei told Golodryga. “Overnight after Pearl Harbor, we were characterized as the enemy. We were looked at with fear and suspicion and outright hatred.”
George Takei on life in an internment camp during World War II
George Takei, known for his role as Mr. Sulu in “Star Trek,” tells Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga about the experience of his family being rounded up at gunpoint in California during World War II and sent to an internment camp. His story is the basis for the Broadway musical “Allegiance.” A film of the performance will be shown in a limited cinematic release on Feb. 19.
George Takei on talking to Donald Trump about same-sex marriage
George Takei, an LGBT-rights advocate known for his role as Mr. Sulu in “Star Trek,” tells Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga about discussing same-sex marriage with Donald Trump well before Trump was a presidential candidate. Trump told Takei he believes in traditional marriage, but Takei says, “He doesn’t practice it.”