In an op-ed about actress Ellen Page's coming-out on Friday, Guardian contributor Jane Czyzselska made a cringe-worthy error, when she cited Sir Patrick Stewart as a gay actor who publicly supported the move. Stewart, while a gay rights advocate like his best friend (and actual gay person) Ian McKellen, is straight himself. So The Guardian had to issue this face-palm of a correction:
• This article was amended on 17 February 2014. The third paragraph originally said 'Some gay people, such as Sir Patrick Stewart, think Page's coming out speech is newsworthy'. This should have read 'Some people, such as Sir Patrick Stewart, think Page's coming out speech is newsworthy'.
Stewart, however, was funny about it on Twitter, as is his wont.
Well, @guardian it makes for a nice change...at least I didn't wake up to the internet telling me I was dead again.— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) February 18, 2014