Let me start out by saying again, that this is my opinion and that you may not agree with my view point, yet it is my view point based on what Colton has put out there, and also what has been discovered through his career.
It was yesterday that i found out that Colton Haynes officially came out in May 2016 through Entertainment Weekly, I remember seeing an off ended post form Colton that hinted and suggested that he never really hid his sexuality and had been out that post had been some time back. I though nothing of it, because its the usual smokescreen of mind your business, regardless of the fact that since 2011 when Colton was on Teen Wolf for two seasons after the XY covershoot in 2006 when it surfaced and put him in a spotlight he was not ready for. Since 2010 and now being out in 2016 there have been a good number of celebrities who have taken a hold of their lives and lived their truth. Caitlyn Jenner, Tim Cook, Miley Cyrus, Keegan Hirst, Sam Stanley, David Denson, Ramona Bachmann, Ty Herndon, Billy Gilman, Lily Rose-Depp, Jonathan Rachel Clynch, Jess Glynne, Matt Cage, Adam Rippon, Cara Delevingne, Jussie Smollett, Nyle DiMarco, Michael Sam, Ellen Page, Tyler Glenn, Connor Franta, Ruby Rose, Sam Smith, Lauren, Neidigh, Rob Kearney, Ian Thorpe, etc.
What has me questioning Colton more and more came after I read part of and interview with Colton Haynes, note not the entire interview through Out Magazine, verse his coming out in May of this year. The whole situation has not felt like a genuine biopic, what it has managed to come across as a slam piece against Noah Galvin for his comments that dropped his name in it. What confused me the most about this upcoming article is that he already made a statement. So when the topic is coming back up again in this interview for Out Magazine, instead of centering solely what everyone wants to know is about his coming out and why he waited so long, I was very turned off. It really gave me the impression that he was taking another shot at Noah Galvin and drag him, and Colton will not get any sympathy from me on this. The one time to really focus on his message and what his goals are now when i take the time out to read the article in September I will also look at this as an attention grab like the Callum McSwiggen incident, it reeks so bad and that is not how i thought this would be going down.
Truth be told it seems and feels very taboo to talk about or even have an opinion on those who come out. Usually that does not happen, usually the only criticism comes form people wanting rape or death to those who come out,sad but very true. Colton coming out and doing what he has needed to do for his own mental and emotional health is more than fine. I do not find that it helps that oh now he is doing this exclusive with Out Magazine so closely with Callum and Noah still in the wind of being current news. The reason why I have made mention of Callum is that now when White gays come out and say something now its looked at as a needed attention grab and reflects poorly upon the gay community as a whole, but white gays get away with far more and are held accountable less and people pour out support without understanding the premise. Now Noah Galvin made the comment he did based on what Colton not clarifying his coming out, that is on him and not on Noah, because so many people go that route and 2010 and beyond has been a big decade for people and celebrities to come out so his timing is very suspect and the reason why people don’t see that as being the issue is that his team went about scrubbing away his XY covershoot, and now this story that can not be verified that his father took his life due to his coming out. There are just holes and its very inconsistent, it comes across as Colton did this interview to personally attention grab, he has been off the TV scene for some time and even though actor’s and actresses want to protect their image and have opportunities for more roles in life, so I feel like why now, and with so many, many men and women coming out that if you did not need the attention or that Colton really did not feel like lying anymore or did not want sympathy then why wait? Hell even Charlie Carver came out on instagram and he was on the same teen wolf show also on HBO and is making his life work for him without being extra or messy.
I realize that my my blog post seems more angry than it seems as though its pointing out facts and that has a point, so if you missed it here it is. Colton Haynes is giving me an impression that he needs attention and to stay in the spotlight regardless of the fact that he removed himself some time ago. He has had time and opportunity to get his story out there and do it in his own way, he has had plenty of time. I think that it is messy to use his father’s death since he was told it he caused it by coming out, and since no one will know the truth why make that a focal point of his coming out, when he never really made it sound like they were horribly estranged and to be honest this happens in gay life all of the time, plenty of gay men and women are told horrible and hurtful things that have nothing to do with them. Also with so many other celebs coming out and the climate changing it just does not leave Colton with much credibility at this point and as I can understand about not being ready, but how you come across in that matter had different consequences for others who cant protect themselves while feeling the need to come out. Also he is not the only actor or actress to face daunting pressure about their sexuality, like Wentworth Miller, I remember Perez Hilton being all over him about his sexuality until he made the move on his own terms to come out.
This is pretty much horrible to say, but even after Orlando it would have been the best time to come out since his fathers death had impacted his own sexuality at the time. I feel that I would have respected that to some degree even though people would have been mad at that too. Between death and sexuality at that point since he came out in May and this took place in June, I would have looked at him as someone who understood the impact on not having resolved issues, his father knew a part of who Colton is, but for the victims in the Orlando Pulse shooting that is the first time people knew their truth.
I look forward to reading the interview in its entirety and seeing how my view had either differed or stayed the same when i read it.