Colton Haynes Responds To Noah Galvin's Comments & Thankfully, The 'Real O'Neals' Star Has Apologized
On Thursday, Vulture published an interview with The Real O'Neals star Noah Galvin, who commented on Colton Haynes, Eric Stronestreet, Bryan Singer, how gay characters are portrayed on television, and what it's like being openly gay in Hollywood. The 22-year-old gay newcomer, who also plays a gay character on the ABC comedy, is now making headlines for his very candid opinions. So much so, that Colton Haynes responded to Noah Galvin on Instagram with a passionate statement that is also gaining a strong reaction. Galvin has also since apologized for his controversial statements.
Before I get to the feelings of others and the reactions that stemmed from the interview, let's discuss Galvin's comments. After being asked if he knew Haynes, Galvin responded, "The worst." Then, he was asked about the May 2016 Entertainment Weekly profile with Haynes, where he came out publicly. The fact that he didn't actually say the words, "I'm gay," is something Galvin took umbrage with. He said,
That's not coming out. That's f*cking p*ssy bullsh*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 sucked a d*ck or two. That's not doing anything for the little gays but giving them more masturbation material.
Soon after Galvin's interview went public, Haynes responded on Instagram. The Arrow star wrote:
It's extremely ironic that only a month ago I was tweeting this kid & saying that he should win an Emmy for his work. Then today he returns the favor by calling me a p*ssy & the worst to the entire world. Let me just clarify, I've never met this kid, so for him to judge me without even meeting & having no idea the struggles I've been through or where I come from is absolutely uncalled for and quite frankly embarrassing on his part. Since when is a three pg article in Entertainment Weekly not an appropriate way to come out? And since when did he become the judge of what's appropriate. Shouldn't we all be supporting each other? Enjoy all of your success. You're young kid...hopefully you'll eventually learn a thing or two. Good luck. I'm sure I'll seeya around. -Colton P*ssy Haynes
Eventually, Galvin posted a lengthy apology on Twitter to Haynes, Singer, and Stonestreet. It reads in its entirety:
As previously stated, Galvin also mentioned Modern Family's Stonestreet, who is known for playing Cameron, a gay man married to Jesse Tyler Ferguson's character, Mitchell, and X-Men producer/director Singer. Neither Stonestreet nor Singer have commented, but many others have, including Stonestreet's co-star Ferguson. He tweeted,
Ferguson also responded to Galvin's apology as follows:
Like the Modern Family actor, many are expressing their thoughts — some good and some bad:
Whether or not you agree with Galvin, his interview is opening up an extremely honest conversation about the LGBTQ community. It's unfortunate for that to happen it had to go down this way. But, at least Galvin issued an apology and seems to have recognized where he went wrong with his comments.
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