We have been—and continue to be—nothing but overjoyed at everything Patrick Stewart has done in his time as an enthusiastic Brooklyn resident, but via Daily Intel, we were perturbed to learn of this photo (originally posted on Reddit under the headline, “Someone has to teach Mr. Space Boy a lesson about NOT LEANING ON THE POLE”), which indicates that the knighted actor is also one of the worst subway-riding specimens: a pole-leaner. True to form, Stewart didn’t miss a beat, and gave a polite, totally legitimate response to the pole-leaning accusations within minutes:
.@DanAmira half empty midday train, listening to a FABULOUS band of subway performers. Wouldn't dream of such a pose were it at all crowded.
— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) November 27, 2013
Fabulous, indeed. And, as with all things, a net positive for Stewart. We hope he never leaves.
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