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George Takei: Does he write his own Facebook posts?

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(Read caption) George Takei's Facebook page recently became the subject of controversy when a comedian stated he contributes jokes for Takei.

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Does George Takei, whose Facebook page has won him a devoted following, employ ghostwriters to think up new status updates?

Yes and no, according to Takei himself. Takei, best known for his role as USS Enterprise helmsman Hikaru Sulu in the original “Star Trek” series, is well known for his Facebook account, updated frequently with jokes about grammar mistakes, posts about his support of gay rights and gay marriage, and funny photos.

“Parents, is this you?” Takei asked in a recent status update, posting a photo of a parent sleeping with their infant lying on top of their head.


His page currently has more than 4 million likes.

Recently, writer Rick Polito stated in an interview with Jim Romenesko, a media analyst, that Takei pays him $10 per joke to write for his page.

However, Takei himself said he didn’t see what the fuss was about.


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