From intergalactic fame to big Internet name, George Takei has become a crusader against hate on social media - and resistance is futile.


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While George carved out most of his legacy as Hikaru Sulu in the original Star Trek series, he's found a new life at 79 years-old as one of the most 'liked' people on Facebook, with over 10 million fans hanging off his every post. He's supremely witty, and is never short on scathing comebacks when Internet trolls attack.

George is also an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ rights and racial equality. As both a gay man and a Japanese-American growing up during World War II, he's seen his fair share of discrimination, and he fights against it fiercely. He recently launched a Care2 petition asking people to stand up for Muslims in the US aimed at the incoming president, Donald Trump, and is less than 3000 supporters away from achieving his goal of 160,000.

Live long and prosper, George! (h/t)

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Pobin Rice 9 months ago

That there is gold.

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Meike Henneman 9 months ago

Triple upvote!

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Monty Is Fiennes 9 months ago

Could see it coming... still funny.

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Superluminal1 9 months ago

Warp speed, Mr. Sulu!

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Stille20 9 months ago

"eww" is not a political or moral statement

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JEFF THE KILLER 9 months ago

dat grammar though.

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Joe Smith 9 months ago

oh baby jesus LOL :)

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Superluminal1 9 months ago

Or just for being gross?

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