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The Flash and Vampire Diaries star Rick Cosnett just came out as gay in an inspiring video

Josh Milton February 14, 2020
The Flash actor Rick Cosnett came out as gay in a touching Instagram. (Screen captures via Instagram)

The Flash actor Rick Cosnett came out as gay in a touching Instagram. (Screen captures via Instagram)

The Flash actor Rick Cosnett came out as gay in a touching video, imploring the world to live their truth “everyday”.

With the blessed DNA of being Hugh Grant’s cousin, the director, who plays detective Eddie Thawne on the television series, case out over Instagram.

In the clip captioned “Just me, hello”, Cosnett begins with a “dramatic pause” before leisurely declaring: “I’m gay.

“I just wanted everyone to know because I made a promise to myself to live my truth everyday.

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“Sometimes, that is a really hard thing to do when you have all these subconscious things you don’t even know about, from childhood and from society and from being, you know, just life.

“That’s all I wanted to say.

“I also have a stye on my eye, which really adds to the whole drama of the whole thing.”

Countless fans congratulate Rick Cosnett coming out. 

The video has since tallied more than 18,000 views and saw an outpouring of love, support and Pride flag emojis from fans and followers.

Actor Hugo Bonemer wrote: “So proud of you.”

A fan added: “I can’t imagine the strength it took to post this.

“Thank you for sharing your truth! I hope this video touches that person who feels alone in the world.”

Another said: “You’e amazing, man! I’m inspired to live my own truth, cheers, mate!”

In other news, the Zimbabwe actor is also cutely aware to the absolute fact that he is handsome.

(From L-R) Rick Cosnett, Emily Bett Richards and Colton Haynes. (Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
(From L-R) Rick Cosnett, Emily Bett Richards and Colton Haynes. (Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

When moving to Los Angeles, he booted his career up by being typecast from his looks.

“I think in the beginning you really have to think, ‘What’s my thing?’ I thought, what’s my thing?” he said in an interview with TV Fanatic.

“And mine is playing, in whatever sense, a pretty boy but he could be a pretty boy who is a murderer.”

 

More: coming out, Rick Cosnett, The Flash, the vampire diaries

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