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Tyler Posey Apologizes for Misleading 'Coming Out' Snapchat

Tyler Posey Apologizes for Misleading 'Coming Out' Snapchat

Tyler Posey Apologizes for Misleading 'Coming Out' Snapchat

Do you think Tyler Posey's stunt was inappropriate or on the right side of supportive?


Is he gay? Is he lamp? Is he human? Is he dancer? Teen Wolf star Tyler Posey maybe had a little too much fun on Snapchat yesterday, where a video of him standing on Gay St. in New York's Greenwich Village declaring "This is me, I am this and this is me. I’ve never felt more alive. I’m gay!" went viral. Like many other sites trying to riddle out of the Snap was genuine or one of the many pranks Tyler's known for, we analyzed the clip and were hoping he wasn't taking coming out as lightly as making it a fake joke. See the original snap for yourself and make your judgement call:


Well, it looks like the prankster got the best of us, and Tyler is indeed not declaring his queerness to the world (nor is he gay). He followed up the Gay St. Snap with an incredibly silly sequel, in which he announced himself, officially, "Lamp." You'll need to see this one for yourself too:



Tyler eventually took to Twitter to apologize and to clear up any confusion anyone may have had regarding his sexuality.







While we completely appreciate Tyler's love-spreading mission, there's been some varying controversy over this being the way to show it. Additionally, a reporter from was informed by a person from MTV's communications department that Tyler meant gay: "In the context of ‘I’m happy,’ not as a coming out." And he certainly does seem just that in those videos! We're pretty sure Tyler didn't mean to offend anyone, was just having a fun time, and ended up maybe not quite understanding the scope of his actions.

We're glad he's so supportive that he doesn't seem to care what people think about his sexuality, but especially because Teen Wolf is a show with so many queer characters as well as LGBT actors playing them, we're sure there were quite a few fans who hoped they had a new LGBT role model and might have been let down pretty hard. We love Tyler's support, enthusiasm, and adorableness, and hope he learned a lesson from this about the importance and gravity coming out can have. Now, shine brightly, Teen Lamp. 

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