Noah Galvin: My Comments About Colton Haynes Were "Brazen and Hurtful"

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Sometimes people think they're too big for their britches, and it takes a major backlash to put them back in their place.

Noah Galvin, 22, stars on ABC's The Real O'Neals as a gay teenager who just came out to his family and friends.  

Noah Galvin: 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards
Colton Haynes: 37th College Television Awards

In real life, New York City-raised Galvin is the complete opposite of his wide-eyed character.

In fact, he's kind of an arrogant pr**k.

On June 9th, an interview Galvin gave to Vulture went viral after he criticized the way Arrow's Colton Haynes came out.

Haynes coyly asked "is it a secret?" in January when a tumblr tried to reveal the actor's "gay past."

I should have made a comment or a statement, but I just wasn’t ready. I didn’t feel like I owed anyone anything," Haynes told Entertainment Weekly back in May.

"I think in due time, everyone has to make those decisions when they’re ready, and I wasn’t yet. But I felt like I was letting people down by not coming forward with the rest of what I should have said.”

That wasn't good enough for Galvin.

"That's not coming out. That's fucking pussy bullshit," Galvin said flippantly.

"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."

The process of coming out must be the most terrifying, most difficult thing in the world, and for Galvin to call out a fellow actor on it is 9 kinds of wrong.

Haynes responded soon after the article was published:

"It's extremely ironic that only a month ago I was tweeting this kid & saying that he should win an Emmy for his work. Then today he returns the favor by calling me a p---y & the worst to the entire world," Haynes wrote on Instagram.

"Let me just clarify, 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? Shouldn't we all be supporting each other?

"Enjoy all of your success. You're young kid…hopefully you'll learn a thing or two. Good luck. I'm sure I'll see ya around.

"Colton P---y Haynes."

Galvin then issued an apology for his caustic interview.

"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," Galvin posted to his Instagram account.

"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 then last thing I ever want to do is make it scarier. For anyone...I am new to this and will certainly commit to being more thoughtful and wiser as I navigate all of this moving forward."

Hubris is a tricky thing, young Noah.

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