Colton Haynes on Noah Galvin’s Coming-Out Criticisms: ‘When Did He Become the Judge of What’s Appropriate?’

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The Real O'Neals's Noah Galvin recently got candid with Vulture about being gay in Hollywood, criticizing the failure of some gay actors to, in his opinion, fully leave the closet. One such actor was Colton Haynes, who came out in an interview with Entertainment Weekly earlier this year without ever explicitly saying that he is gay. Said Galvin, "That's not coming out. That's fucking pussy bullshit." Galvin has since apologized for his comments, saying, "I have no right to dictate how or when anybody comes out of the closet." On that note, Haynes agrees. In an Instagram post about the incident, Haynes writes, "I've never met this kid, so for him to judge me without even meeting & 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. Since when is a three pg article in Entertainment Weekly not an appropriate way to come out? And since when did he become the judge of what's appropriate." Haynes added, "Shouldn't we all be supporting each other? Enjoy all of your success. You're young kid … hopefully you'll eventually learn a thing or two." Read Haynes's full note below.