Colton Haynes Praised For Coming Out As Gay In New Interview
Colton Haynes is getting widespread praise for officially coming out as gay in a new interview.
Though Haynes’ sexual orientation has long-been the subject of rumors, he first seemed to address it on Tumblr back in January. At the time, old photos of him resurfaced and had been labeled part of his “secret gay past.” The former “Arrow” star responded, “Was it a secret?”
But then that was it… until now. In a new Entertainment Weekly article, Haynes admits he was not ready to officially confirm his sexuality at that point, and actually went on to enter rehab for anxiety as he wrestled with various personal issues. That has led him to today, where he is officially out and proud.
And while Haynes’ orientation was never a secret to his loved ones or colleagues, he’s being commended for his newfound honesty about the journey that brought him to this stage. Charlie Carver, who, like Haynes, starred on “Teen Wolf” and came out as gay earlier this year, tweeted on Thursday evening, “Proud to know you @ColtonLHaynes… Can’t wait for what’s next.” Fellow “Teen Wolf” star Ian Bohen similarly posted, “Beyond proud of my dear friend @ColtonLHaynes.”
And plenty of fans on Twitter had positive things to say, too. “I’m so proud of him for his strength during the difficult challenges that came his way,” wrote @amehmancini. @nakedmagic said, “Congrats to Colton Haynes for coming out. So proud of him!” @sarahwaIker commented, “ooo colton haynes came out today good for him i’ so happy he’s comfortable and embracing his truth.”
@jamesdkey tweeted, “Glad you’ve found peace and happiness w/ yourself @ColtonLHaynes & grateful to you for sharing your story.” And @Kirsten_74 wrote to the star, “@ColtonLHaynes so proud of you. I will love and support you no matter what. Glad you are happy.” Gossip Cop is glad, too.