The Saturday Night Fever actor stars as super-sized woman Edna Turnblad in the latest adaptation of the kitsch musical, angering the editor of gay newspaper Washington Blade, Kevin Naff.
Naff claims Travolta should never have been cast in the role because his religion, Scientology, is "homophobic."
He says, "I am stunned this has gotten that far. He (Naff) has made the dumbest claims on the entire planet. Everybody involved in Hairspray--all the creators are gay. So John has no problem with people being gay…me, the writers, composer, John Waters--all gay.
"John's personal beliefs never walked onto my set. I never heard the word 'Scientology.'"
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