Daniel Craig admitted that he went to gay bars and opened the conversation about the presence of heteros in LBTQ + spaces.
The actor best known for his portrayal of James Bond accepted that he frequents gay bars because they are "safe" spaces.
Daniel Craig admitted that he frequented the nightspots of the LGBTQ + community and started the conversation among netizens about whether heterosexuals should be accepted in community-built spaces.
During the last episode of the Lunch with Bruce podcast entitled Lunch with Daniel Craig, the actor assured that he prefers to visit gay nightclubs because they are a "safe space" where he is not involved in fights.
"I've been going to gay bars for as long as I can remember," he said on the podcast. "One of the reasons: because I don't have to fight in gay bars that often."
He added that the community's nightclubs are "very good places to go. Everyone is calm - everyone. You don't have to make some kind of statement about your sexuality. It's very lovely, and it was a very safe place to be. And I could meet girls there, because there are a lot of girls there for exactly the same reason I was there. So it was a kind of ulterior motive , "he said.
The comments of the actor who gave life to James Bond during the last decade, brought to the conversation the presence of people with a heterosexual sexual orientation in places typical of the LGBTQ + community.
"If they are allies and respectful, I don't see what the problem is. We do not win support by telling straight people that they are not welcome, and there is also a problem with the misrepresentation of bisexual people, "wrote a user from his Twitter account.
"Completely in agreement, I ally. I've never had a problem with straight people being patrons of our community. However, suppose Americans want to go beyond labels. In that case, we have to stop expecting the worst," wrote another user who supported Daniel Craig's position.
However, while some Internet users spoke about the opening of such spaces, others argued that gay bars would no longer be "safe" if heterosexuals abound.
"Straight men, and women too, going to gay bars because they are 'safe,' comes at the expense of the safety of gay people in the bar," wrote a user from his Twitter account.
"If gay bars are full of straight people, they will no longer be gay," wrote another user.
On the other hand, Craig has been incredibly open about issues related to sexuality, and throughout his career, he has taken roles that explore his own sexual orientation.
This is the case of a play he worked on, Angels in America, a staging that talks about AIDS and homosexuality in the United States. The same who won a Pulitzer Prize and starred opposite Jason Isaacs in the 1980s.
He has also admitted that he has kissed some actors with whom he has shared credits, such as Rami Malek, the protagonist of No time to die to "break the ice": "The thing is, he just breaks the ice," he said in an interview. With Stephen Colbert.
Likewise, Bruce Bozzi, who is the host of the podcast and friend of the actor, and Daniel recalled an occasion in which they were photographed hugging in 2010 outside a gay bar in California.
"We are tactile; we love each other. We hug, it's okay. We are two fucking grown men, "Craig said. "For me, it was one of those situations, and the irony is, you know, we got caught, I guess, which was kind of weird because we weren't doing anything fucking bad ."