After being dragged through the mud by 22-year-old Real O’Neals star Noah Galvin, it’s only natural Colton Haynes has something to say.
In case you missed it, Galvin gave an interview with Vulture in which he had this to say about Haynes’ coming out process:
“That’s not coming out. That’s fucking pussy bullshit. 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 dick or two. That’s not doing anything for the little gays but giving them more masturbation material.”
Last month, Haynes gave an interview to Entertainment Weekly in which he discussed the hubbub surrounding his sexuality.
“It was a complete shock. I wasn’t ready to be back in the headlines,” Haynes, who is in fact gay but has never publicly addressed his sexuality (and, like many others on his path, took advice early in his career to subdue it). “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.”
Was it the most “hey look at me!” coming out? Nope.
Could it have happened sooner? Sure, it was a fairly well-known “secret.” But we think the important thing is Haynes got there eventually.
That clearly wasn’t enough to satisfy the young Real O’Neals actor.
To Haynes’ credit, he took the high road when he responded to Galvin via Instagram: