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William Shatner claps back at George Takei's body-shaming comments following Blue Origin flight: 'Don't hate'

William Shatner claps back at George Takei's body-shaming comments following Blue Origin flight: 'Don't hate'

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William ShatnerHe had an abrasive response to George Takei (Star Trek star), who ridiculed the actor’s 90-year old body during his historic space flight this week.

Shatner, who took to Twitter Friday night accusing Takei of being irrelevant when he mentions him.

“Don’t hate George. “The only way he’ll get press is when I talk bad about him,” Shatner tweeted.

Then it continues, “He says 50+ years back that I removed a camera angle which denied him 30 seconds more of prime-time TV. I’m giving it back to him now by letting him spew his hatred for the world to see! Bill [pig emoji]”

This week, Takei made fun of Shatner’s health during his flight. Jeff Bezos’Blue Origin. 

“He’s boldly going where other people have gone before,” snarked Takei, 84, to Page Six when asked about Shatner making history as the oldest person to ever go to space.

“He’s a guinea pig, 90 years old and it’s important to find out what happens,” Takei added while at the opening of “The Thoughts and Feelings of a Colored Man” Wednesday night. 

“So 90 years old is going to show a great deal more on the wear and tear on the human body, so he’ll be a good specimen to study. Although he’s not the fittest specimen of 90 years old, so he’ll be a specimen that’s unfit!” 

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Famously, the actors have fought for many years in public. Takei accused Shatner, who he said ignored him while preparing for Star Trek V. He also changed the script so Takei wouldn’t be able to command a spaceship.

Takei has also criticized the T.J. Hooker star for being “very self-centered.” 

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Blue Origin vice president of mission and flight operations Audrey Powers (L) walks with Star Trek actor William Shatner to a media availability on the landing pad of Blue Origin’s New Shepard after they flew into space on October 13, 2021 near Van Horn, Texas. 

Shatner also took shots at Takei. Once, he said that Takei has something “festering”, and it makes him unhappy to take it out on me.” Takei’s public shaming of him was “sad,” he said.

Blue Origin Vice-President of New Shepard Mission and Flight Operations was joined by the actor, who is now 90 years old Audrey Powers as well as Dr. Chris Boshuizen and Glen de Vries as they blasted off on the aerospace company’s latest suborbital spaceflight on Wednesday. 

This report was contributed by Tyler McCarthy, Fox News.

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