David Yost, who played the original Blue Power Ranger on the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, says he quit the show over anti-gay slurs.

In a video interview posted last week on the fan site No Pink Spandex, the 41-year-old Yost said he was harassed for being gay and contemplated suicide. Yost walked off the set in 1996.

“The reason that I walked off is that I was called faggot one too many times,” he said.

“I had just heard that several times while working on the show from creators, producers, writers, directors. … I, myself, was struggling with who I was and what I was. … Basically, I just felt like I was continually being told I was not worthy of being where I am because I'm a gay person.”

Yost said he was humiliated to find out that his co-stars were questioned by producers about his sexuality.

“I was kind of worried that I would take my own life,” he added.

A nervous breakdown followed his departure, but Yost said he's doing better now that he's working behind the camera.