Out actor Noah Galvin, the star of ABC's The Real O'Neals, said in an op-ed this week that he regrets a controversial interview he gave with Vulture.

In the interview, Galvin criticized several celebrities, including actors Eric Stonestreet and Colton Haynes and director Bryan Singer.

“That's not coming out,” he said in the interview about Haynes' coming out in Entertainment Weekly. “That's fucking pussy bullshit. 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.”

Galvin also criticized Stonestreet's portrayal of a gay man on Modern Family, calling it “a caricature of a caricature of a stereotype,” and repeated accusations made by two underage boys against Singer. The charges were later dropped in 2014.

“In an interview I gave some months ago, I abandoned my responsibility to promote The Real O’Neals and what it stands for,” Galvin wrote. “I engaged in a gossip sesh where I critiqued people who hadn’t dealt with their sexuality to my liking. That was unkind and dumb – two things I have always tried not to be.”

“People who are already out – particularly those who haven’t experienced intense hardships when coming out as gay, lesbian, bi, or trans – have a responsibility to make things safer for others who may be struggling, and out people in the public eye are in a good position to help.”

Galvin, 22, added that he wants to be a “positive voice in the LGBT community.”

The Real O'Neals returns for its second season on Tuesday.