MAMMA MIA! star Amanda Seyfried has been slammed by gay activists after failing to attend a meet-and-greet session at a homosexual film festival.
The actor was expected to pose for pictures and walk the red carpet at Outfest in Los Angeles on Sunday (13Jul08) to promote the film, which is based on pop band Abba's musical.
But she left the movie's gay fans fuming by introducing the film but failing to attend a meet-and-greet.
Outfest's publicist Carl Larsen told the eager crowds how he had received an email just moments before Seyfried was due to attend.
He told revellers, "Due to unforeseen circumstances, the red-carpet arrivals . . . have been cancelled. I was taken by surprise. There was no explanation."
According to New York gossip column PageSix, gay movie fans were equally upset.
A source tells the publication, "Outrageous! How can (Seyfried) diss (disrespect) the gays like that? This is our movie!"
But a representative for the film's studio Universal insists the star was only due to introduce the movie at the festival.
The spokesperson says, "This was never a red-carpet event. She (Seyfried) volunteered to come and introduce the movie and did a great job. There was never a red carpet for her to walk."