VIDEO: Aaron and Austin Rhodes, Gay Twins & YouTube Stars, Come Out To Dad
Aaron and Austin Rhodes are YouTube stars (and twins) who decided to come out as gay to their father, over the phone, while filming the emotional moment as an inspirational video for their fans and followers. Watch below.
The L.A.-based Rhodes Bros’ dad lives back in Ohio, and after they started coming out of the closet to other people in their lives, Aaron and Austin wanted to call him with the news before he found out from someone else.
Their anxiety before making the call is clear, as they stall and get choked up before making the big revelation. Finally, a tearful Aaron tells his dad, “I’m gay, and Austin is too.” Austin adds, “I just didn’t want you to find out through YouTube and I just wanted to be able to have that conversation, because I feel like we’re close enough, and I finally feel like I’m at that point now where I’m able to tell you, and I just want to be able to have you behind us 100 percent. I just don’t want you to not love us anymore.”
The Rhodes’ father makes it clear that their fears were misplaced. “It’s the way things are, you know,” he tells them. “You’re growing people. You grew up in a much different generation than me. I just don’t really know what to say. You know I love you both, that will never change. You’ve gotta live your lives. You’ve gotta do what you gotta do.” It’s an emotional scene.
Aaron and Austin tell their fans, “With 2015 now here, we think it is time to finally just be ourselves. We hope by our actions today you can finish watching this video feeling encouraged and inspired. Thank you for all the support. We love you.” Check out the video below, and tell us what you think.