Ryan Phillippe was one of the many uh "influencers" accused of taking a trip to promote the "image rehab" of Saudi Arabia, a country that is stricken with human rights violations, including lgbt and womens rights. He took to social media to defend his actions in a ~mature and ~sober manner.
Ryan Phillippe is currently on vacation in Saudi Arabia and he has taken to his Instagram to flat-out deny and defend the countries well-known human rights abuses against women and the LGBTQ community. pic.twitter.com/OhFeSr8Rie— Nerdy PoC (@NerdyPoC) December 23, 2019
Ryan Phillippe responds to comments questioning his willingness to be a pawn to the Saudi Arabian government’s image rehabilitation: “we’re all human f*ck off.” pic.twitter.com/Ok3GkSxvZP— Ξvan Ross Katz (@evanrosskatz) December 22, 2019
In Saudi Arabia, it is illegal to be gay; where the crime of being gay can lead to execution. Phillippe has starred in many films with a gay cult following, including 1998's 54 and One Life To Live where he played the first gay teenager in a daytime soap opera.
In 2017, Phillippe defended himself against abuse claims by an ex-girlfriend by saying, "As a man, raised by women, in a household where women's rights, feminism, and advocacy were very muc at the forefront, I am sickened that my name can be found in any article where domestic violence of any kind of alleged."
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