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Elliot Page praised by fans for topless selfie following surgery

The Umbrella Academy star came out as transgender last year

By Hollie Geraghty

Elliot Page wears a black polo shirt on a sofa in an interview
Elliot Page previously spoke to Oprah Winfrey about his "life-changing" surgery. (Photo: YouTube/Apple TV).

Elliot Page has been praised by fans and stars for a new topless selfie shared to his Instagram.

The Oscar-nominated actor, known for films ‘Juno’ and ‘Inception’, posted the photo yesterday (November 28), captioning it: “Oh good my new phone works.”

Page previously received a similar response when he shared his “first swim trunks” photo in May following gender-affirming top surgery.

The latest post has been liked by more than 1.7 million accounts and received thousands of supportive comments.

Willow Smith commented ‘’, while actress Julianne Moore wrote “Omg” with a flame emoji.

Host of tv series ‘Gaycation’ and close friend of Page commented: “You’re gonna break that phone tho with your intense hotness.”

Fans also showed their support for the  ‘Umbrella Academy’ star, who came out as transgender last December.

​​“Boy does it work! Nothing hotter than gender euphoria”, one person wrote, while another commented, “I love it when my trans brothers flex & look so good.”

Speaking to Oprah Winfrey in April, Page spoke about how the surgery was “not only life-changing” but “lifesaving”.

“It’s, you know, getting out of the shower and the towel is around your waist, and you’re looking at yourself in the mirror and you’re just like ‘There I am,’” he said.

“And I’m not having the moment where I’m panicked … It’s being able to touch my chest and feel comfortable in my body probably for the first time.”

The actor also spoke to Time Magazine about the bigger fight for trans rights.

“My privilege has allowed me to have resources to get through and to be where I am today,” he said, “and of course I want to use that privilege and platform to help in the ways I can.”

Recently Page supported a walk-out staged by trans Netflix staff over the streaming platform’s decision to air what was described as a “transphobic” Dave Chapelle comedy special.

“I stand with the trans, non-binary and BIPOC employees at Netflix fighting for more and better trans stories and a more inclusive workplace,” he wrote on Twitter.