Cheyenne Jackson joins Kristen Chenoweth rebuttal against Newsweek writer

By Greg Hernandez An article by Newsweek writer Ramin Setoodeh with the point of view that openly gay actors cannot play convincingly, has prompted some big showbiz names to speak out publicly.

First Tony winner Kristen Chenoweth took the writer to task in a published rebuttal and now out stars Cheyenne Jackson and Michael Urie have also said their piece. reports that the actors spoke out at a talkback event Monday night following a performance of Urie’s off-Broadway play The Tempermentals.

“It was very veiled self-loathing. Really upsetting,” Jackson said.

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