Originally Posted by JJJ's Ulcer
Exploitive and unnecessary. Ellen Page announced it, so people already know. It's not out there to sell tickets to X-Men movies or any other movie she's in. Personal life is not fodder for entertainment. The best thing FOX or anyone else could do is try not to make a big deal out of it, because it's not a big deal.
There's absolutely nothing exploitative about FOX offering supportive congratulations.
As for Ellen's coming out being a big deal, it's not the bombshell it would've been even 10 years ago, but it's still significant because there's still a long way to go before a person's sexuality and/or gender identity truly don't matter.
It sounds as if it's not a big deal to you because it doesn' redefine your opinion of her, but society as a whole is not yet to that point, and until it is, coming out either in public or in private is going to continue to be a fairly significant thing, particularly for celebrities and public figures.