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Real O’Neals star apologises for calling Colton Haynes a ‘f**king pussy’ over coming out

Nick Duffy June 10, 2016

The star of Dan Savage sitcom The Real O’Neals has apologised for comments he made about Arrow actor Colton Haynes and X-Men director Bryan Singer.

Haynes, who became a fan favourite in TV shows Teen Wolf and Arrow, came out in an emotional interview with Entertainment Weekly last month – though he didn’t explicitly state that he was gay.

Real O’Neals actor Noah Galvin – the star of Savage’s gay-themed sitcom – mocked the actor in an interview with Vulture.

He fumed: “That’s not coming out. That’s f**king 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.”

Haynes hit back: “It’s extremely ironic [ed: not irony] that only a month ago I was tweeting this kid & saying that he should win an Emmy for his week. Then today he returns the favour by calling me a pussy and the worst to the entire world.

“For him to judge me without even meeting me and having no idea the struggles I’ve been through is absolutely uncalled for and quite frankly embarrassing on his party.

“Since when is a three-page article in EW not an appropriate way to come out? And since when did he become the judge of what’s appropriate?”

Galvin has since apologised extensively.

He wrote: “The entire interview I gave to Vulture has hurt the LGBTQ community and the industry I feel truly fortunate to be a part of.

“My only intention was to try and empower and promote honesty, but I fully understand that comments I made were brazen and hurtful.

“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; 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. For anyone.”

Elsewhere in the interview Galvin mocked X-Men director Bryan Singer, who has previously faced unsuccessful sexual abuse lawsuits.

Galvin had said: “Bryan Singer likes to invite little boys over to his pool and diddle them in the f**king dark of night.

“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.”

Vulture has since retracted the comments.

Galvin said: “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. 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. I am very sorry and I hope that Bryan and everyone else who read that interview can forgive me for my serious lapse in judgment.

“I have contacted New York Magazine and the other publications that republished my statements and asked them all to print this retraction and apology.”

More: Arrow, Colton Haynes, comedy, Dan Savage, Gay, LGBT, sitcom, star, US

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