Kevin Spacey's Apology Slammed on Social Media

Kevin Spacey's world was turned upside down on Sunday (Oct. 29) after Star Trek: Discovery's Anthony Rapp accused the double Oscar winner of making a sexual advance on him when he was 14, as reported by Buzzfeed News.

Spacey, 58, responded to the allegation in a statement on his personal Twitter account. In the statement, Spacey apologized to Rapp and wrote that he had no recollection of the incident but described it as "what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior."

Spacey used the rest of the statement to come out as gay, writing that he's had romantic relationships with both men and women, and that he's now choosing "to live as a gay man." 

Twitter reacted with fury at the notion that Spacey would try to deflect an allegation of sexual misconduct with news about his sexuality. 

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Kevin Spacey has just invented something that has never existed before: a bad time to come out.</p>&mdash; billy eichner (@billyeichner) <a href="https://twitter.com/billyeichner/status/924867215459012608?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 30, 2017</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Bye bye, Spacey goodbye, it’s your turn to cry, that’s why we’ve gotta say goodbye. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ROSEARMY?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ROSEARMY</a></p>&mdash; rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) <a href="https://twitter.com/rosemcgowan/status/924866515140268032?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 30, 2017</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Kevin Spacey&#39;s comment was wrong on so many levels. <a href="https://t.co/5pFhiqMK5W">https://t.co/5pFhiqMK5W</a></p>&mdash; Larry Wilmore (@larrywilmore) <a href="https://twitter.com/larrywilmore/status/924867976435703808?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 30, 2017</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Nope to Kevin Spacey&#39;s statement. Nope. There&#39;s no amount of drunk or closeted that excuses or explains away assaulting a 14-year-old child.</p>&mdash; Dan Savage (@fakedansavage) <a href="https://twitter.com/fakedansavage/status/924862060562857984?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 30, 2017</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">&quot;I&#39;m sorry, Mr. Spacey, but your application to join the gay community at this time has been denied.&quot;</p>&mdash; Dan Savage (@fakedansavage) <a href="https://twitter.com/fakedansavage/status/924871685861339137?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 30, 2017</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">How dare you implicate us all in this</p>&mdash; Richard Lawson (@rilaws) <a href="https://twitter.com/rilaws/status/924855933662060544?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 30, 2017</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">It took 58 years for Kevin Spacey to cash in his gay out of jail free card.</p>&mdash; Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) <a href="https://twitter.com/michaeljknowles/status/924870740456849409?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 30, 2017</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">So I guess Kevin Spacey will be on Ellen this week to talk about how hard it is to come out as gay.</p>&mdash; Joe Biggs (@Rambobiggs) <a href="https://twitter.com/Rambobiggs/status/924870141384544257?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 30, 2017</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">In other news, Kevin Spacey didn&#39;t deny sexually assaulting Anthony Rapp when he was a 14-year-old boy. Also blamed drunkenness. Inexcusable</p>&mdash; Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) <a href="https://twitter.com/WajahatAli/status/924868743150428160?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 30, 2017</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">&quot;Sure, I may have tried to rape a 14-year-old boy when I was 26, but I&#39;m gay!&quot; is a pretty horrible defense. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Spacey?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Spacey</a></p>&mdash; Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) <a href="https://twitter.com/benshapiro/status/924856697100820481?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 30, 2017</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Kevin Spacey: My sexuality is none of your biz. <br><br>Anthony Rapp: Kevin Spacey assaulted me when I was 14.<br><br>Kevin Spacey: I’m a proud gay man!</p>&mdash; Lara (@LarzMarie) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarzMarie/status/924861161794813952?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 30, 2017</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The fact that major news media would let Kevin Spacey conflate homosexuality &amp; pedophilia proves how disingenuous and dishonest they all are</p>&mdash; Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) <a href="https://twitter.com/kylenabecker/status/924871216007122949?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 30, 2017</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I couldn&#39;t give two stuffs that Kevin Spacey is gay. Allegations he sexually harassed a child is what we SHOULD be talking about.</p>&mdash; Sarah Harris -- (@SarahHarris) <a href="https://twitter.com/SarahHarris/status/924871590906511360?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 30, 2017</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">part of the horror of spacey’s cynical ploy to use his coming out to deflect abuse allegations is how well it is working</p>&mdash; Julia Carrie Wong (@juliacarriew) <a href="https://twitter.com/juliacarriew/status/924869958017859584?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 30, 2017</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">No no no no no!  You do not get to “choose” to hide under the rainbow!  Kick rocks! <a href="https://t.co/xJDGAxDjxz">https://t.co/xJDGAxDjxz</a></p>&mdash; Official Wanda Sykes (@iamwandasykes) <a href="https://twitter.com/iamwandasykes/status/924877213043900416?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 30, 2017</a></blockquote>
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