Talk about shots fired in print. An interview with “The Real O’Neals” star Noah Galvin was released by Vulture on Thursday (June 8), in which the actor took “Arrow” star Colton Haynes to task for the way he came out as gay — in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
“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,” the openly-gay Galvin tells Vulture. “That’s not doing anything for the little gays but giving them more masturbation material.”
He also refered to Haynes as “the worst,” which certainly implies some kind of history between the pair. According to Haynes though, that’s simply not the case.
He took to Instagram to address Galvin’s comments with a lengthy statement of his own.
“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 pussy & 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 [page] 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?
-Colton Pussy Haynes”
If ever there was a mic drop moment, there it is. Haynes’ response also clearly struck a chord with Galvin who tweeted a statement of his own apologizing.
“To Colton Haynes and to the LGBTQ youth, especially those who have embraced our show, I have no right to dictate how or when anybody comes out of the closet,” he writes. “I know how difficult and scary the process of coming out can be, and the last thing I would ever want to do is make it scarier.”
In his tweets, Galvin also apologizes to “Modern Family” star Eric Stonestreet — who he said in the interview plays “a caricature of a caricature of a stereotype of stereotype.”
Additionally, the actor also apologized for comments made about “X-Men: Apocalypse” director Bryan Singer, which were removed from the Vulture piece. Among the comments he made about the director, he said, “Bryan Singer likes to invite little boys over to his pool and diddle them in the f–ing dark of night.”
“I sincerely apologize to Bryan Singer for the horrible statement I made about him in the interview I gave to New York Magazine. My comments were false and unwarranted,” he tweets. “It was irresponsible and stupid of me to make those allegations against Bryan, and I deeply regret doing so. I have never been to Bryan’s house, and I admit there is no basis for any of the things I said or implied about Bryan in that interview. I understand now that my statements were not at all funny and have serious implications.”
While Singer hasn’t responded to Galvin’s allegations or apology, Stonestreet offered a simple tweet to all of the attention being thrown his way. He simple tweeted the profile name of the Trevor Project, which offers intervention and suicide preventions services to LGBTQ+ youth.