Noted young gay actors Colton Haynes (Arrow) and Noah Galvin (The Real O’Neals) got into a bit of a fight yesterday, after an interview with Galvin ran in New York Magazine. In the interview, Galvin made refreshingly blunt (but also dickish) statements about the state of gay Hollywood, and talked more specifically about Haynes, who recently came out. He said, “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.”
Galvin was commenting on the fact that Haynes had lived a pretty openly gay lifestyle, going as far as being OK with being photographed while making out with other guys. It was only recently that he decided to come out, and apparently Galvin took offense at his slowness to claim ownership of his sexuality in a way that was meaningful to fans. Anyway, Haynes of course responded with a now-ubiquitous screenshot of his iPhone’s note app, on which he wrote,
“Let me just clarify, I’ve never met this kid, so for him to judge me without even meeting and 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,” adding, “And since when did he become the judge of what’s appropriate? Shouldn’t we all be supporting each other?” He ended the note somewhat threateningly, “You’re young, kid. Hopefully you’ll eventually learn a thing or two. Good luck. I’m sure I’ll see ya around.”
It was a note that rang true, even if you agreed with Galvin’s point, as well as the balls it took to say what he said. Anyway, he’s now stepped back from his comments a little bit, posting a lengthy screen to Twitter. You can read that below. For context, the New York Magazine interview at first contained a statement about Bryan Singer from Galvin, but it has since been removed.