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
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.