Appearing before an audience in Paris while promoting the new series Star Trek: Picard at a Comic-Con event, Stewart described his visit to France as “very, very bitter experience in many respects.”
“For the last 35 years, I have been so proud to belong to a country that was part of the European Union,” Stewart said. “And I am embarrassed to stand here in front of you, representing a country that is seeking to break that invaluable connection.”
The 79-year-old actor then went on to claim, without evidence, that a majority of Brits now want to remain within the supranational bloc after he recently participated in a mass anti-Brexit demonstration in London.
“I want you to know that well more than half of the population of the United Kingdom wants to stay in the European Union,” Stewart said. “The Berlin Wall came down. The Soviet Union ended its dominance and control over so many nations. Apartheid was ended in South Africa. The Good Friday Agreement brought together [both] Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.”