Colton Haynes was on the receiving end of some harsh words from a somewhat unlikely source, The Real O’Neals star, Noah Galvin. Galvin, in an interview with Vulture, slammed Colton Haynes for the way the former Arrow star decided to come out.
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“That’s not coming out,” Galvin said after Vulture noted that Haynes never really said that he was gay in his “coming out” interview. “That’s f****ing p***y bulls**t. That’s like, ‘Enough people assume that I sleep with men, so I’m just going to slightly confirm the fact that I’ve s**ked a d**k or two.’ That’s not doing anything for the little gays, but giving them more masturbation material.”
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Galvin is openly gay and plays a gay teen on The Real O’Neals.
“There was a kid who guested on our show. He was flirting with me so blatantly, to the point where he asked me out a few times,” Galvin recalled.
“At one point I turned to him and was like, ‘Are you gay?’ And he was like, ‘Well … I don’t know. I’m more like, go with the flow.’ And I was like, ‘Shut the f**k up. Get out of my face with your wishy-washy bulls**t answer. You’re a f**king f***ot.’ Like, I know you are. You know you are. Stop beating around the bush. Just go make out with me in my dressing room.”
Colton Haynes wasn’t the only person to feel the wrath of Noah Galvin’s comments. X-Men: Apocalypse director, Bryan Singer also came under attack.
“Bryan Singer likes to invite little boys over to his pool and diddle them in the f**king dark of night,” he said, laughing. “I want nothing to do with that. I think there are enough boys in L.A. that are questionably homosexual who are willing to do things with the right person who can get them in the door. In New York there is a healthy gay community, and that doesn’t exist in L.A.”
As TMZ reported previously, Bryan Singer was accused of sexual assault by a man named Michael Egan. Egan claimed that the assault happened when the was 17-years-old.
Galvin also expressed that he also has a problem with the way actors portray openly gay characters on TV.
“I think as wonderful of an actor as Eric Stonestreet is — I’ve never met him, I assume he’s a wonderful guy — he’s playing a caricature of a caricature of a stereotype of stereotype on ‘Modern Family,’” he said. “And he’s a straight man in real life. And as hilarious as that character is, there’s a lack of authenticity. I think people — especially young gay kids — they can laugh at it, and they can see it as a source of comedy, but like, nothing more than that. And I want Kenny to be more than the funny gay kid.”
Colton Haynes had his most open discussion about his sexuality in an interview with Entertainment Weekly in May. Attempts to “out” him had gone public before. A Tumblr user had unearthed some sexy photos Colton had done for a gay publication as proof that Haynes was secretly gay.
“Was it a secret,” Haynes said at the time in the midst of the crazy media storm triggered by the photo.
Many people felt that this comment meant that Colton had officially come out. Haynes told Entertainment Weekly that that was far from the case.
“It was a complete shock. I wasn’t ready to be back in the headlines,” Haynes said.
“I should have made a comment or a statement, but I just wasn’t ready. I didn’t feel like I owed anyone anything. I think in due time, everyone has to make those decisions when they’re ready, and I wasn’t yet. But I felt like I was letting people down by not coming forward with the rest of what I should have said.”
Although many people were calling for him to make an official statement at the time, Haynes said that he was not in the right mental state to make one. He was in rehab for anxiety and would be back and forth from the hospital for months.
“People want you to be that GQ image that you put out, but people don’t realize what it’s like to act 24 hours a day. I’d go home and I was still acting,” he says gently. “People who are so judgmental about those who are gay or different don’t realize that acting 24 hours a day is the most exhausting thing in the world.”
There’s no word yet on whether Colton Haynes has responded to Noah Galvin’s comments.
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