Tony Award-winning Broadway actress Alice Ripley is being called out by fans after posting a Facebook status update using the gay slur "fag!"
She wrote, referring to a critic of her performance in Next to Normal:
"QUOTE FROM A NUMB BUTT ON BROADWAY WORLD: "I'VE SEEN N2N 8 TIMES WITH ALICE RIPLEY, WHICH IS 7 TIMES TOO MANY." HA HA HA HA!!! THIS FRUSTRATED ACTOR (I WON'T SAY FAG) IS MY NEW BEST FRIEND! THANKS FOR LOOKING DOWN ON LOSERS LIKE US THAT WORK FOR A LIVING. YOU ARE THE OPPOSITE OF A WONDERFUL AUDIENCE."
Some fans are planning a stage door protest at 10 pm on Thursday encouraging others to bring "Alice Hates Fags" signs to the Shubert Alley.
She may want to apologize soon — and mean it!
As one commenter says:
"Homophobia will not be tolerated in the theater community!"
[Image via WENN.]
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