Celebrity:Elliot Page(组图)

发布 : 2021-1-13  来源 : 明报新闻网



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Elliot Page


【明报专讯】Actor Elliot Page received an Oscar nomination for his performance in the 2007 film Juno. He played the lead role of Vanya in the Netflix series The Umbrella Academy(《雨伞学院》) and gained huge popularity among youngsters.

.Elliot Page

.Nationality: Canadian

.Age: 33

Environmental racism

Page has directed and produced a documentary There's Something in the Water, which is about environmental racism (环境种族主义) .

Environmental racismis a concept regarding inequalities between urban and exurban(远郊) areas. The film criticizes issues like black communities living near polluted areas where hazardous industrial wastes are released. Besides producing the film, Page often encourages people to take action on the issue of environmental racism, such as raising funds and sharing videos about the issue.

LGBTQ activist

Page came out as a transgender person in December 2020, and specified his pronouns as ''he/him'' and ''they/them''. He mentioned the fear and joy of publicly declaring himself as part of the trans community.


“The discrimination towards trans people is rife, insidious and cruel, resulting in horrific consequences” -- Elliot Page, 2020

???nglish highway:Discrimination

According to Equal Opportunities Commission, discrimination means giving a person less favourable treatment because of who they are (such as gender or race) or because they possess certain characteristics (such as disability) without justifiable reasons or circumstances. Currently the four anti-discrimination ordinances of Hong Kong prohibit discrimination on the grounds of sex, pregnancy, marital status, disability, family status and race.


hazardous (adj) 有害的

rife (adj) 普遍的

justifiable (adj) 有充分理由的

ordinance(n) 条例

[Smarties' Power English 第299期]