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Red White & Royal Blue's Polo Morín Was Outed & Had His Nudes Leaked

Red White & Royal Blue's Polo Morín Was Outed & Had His Nudes Leaked

Red White & Royal Blue's Polo Morín Was Outed & Had His Nudes Leaked

The Mexican actor was hacked and blackmailed before coming out as gay.

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Mexican heartthrob Polo Morín didn’t have it easy when it came to his coming-out journey.

The actor, who is poised to star in the Amazon Prime Video rom-com Red, White & Royal Blue, recently opened up about the trials and tribulations of his life living as a closeted man.

In an interview with Attitude, Morín revealed that he was blackmailed in 2014 after his nudes from a webcam session were hacked. Thankfully, though, the hacked footage didn’t show who Morín had been camming with.

The actor recalled:

“They couldn’t see who I was with. I thought, ‘Yeah, well, I was masturbating. We guys masturbate. So sorry for that.’”

However, Morín’s cybersecurity was compromised yet again in 2016, when his email was hacked. At the time, pictures of Morín and his then-boyfriend were shared all over social media, which resulted in the actor being outed as gay.

The Red, White & Royal Blue star explained:

“I was already talking about [coming out as gay] with my bosses and my producers, because it was something that I did want to do for younger Polo, because I never had that example in my youth. I wanted to be that person for someone else. But I was not ready, because I was really scared that I would never work again in Mexico.”

As a result, the actor lost over 100,000 social media followers at the time of his outing. Fortunately, Morín’s career and social media presence eventually bounced back, with his Instagram profile @polo_morin having reached a whopping 2 million followers as of this writing.

Morín is currently filming the live-action adaptation of Red, White & Royal Blue for Amazon Prime Video with a cast featuring Uma Thurman, Sarah Shahi, Nicholas Galitzine, Taylor Zakhar Perez, Rachel Hilson, Stephen Fry, and Thomas Flynn, among others. No word yet on the official release date.

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Bernardo Sim is experiencing the queer pop culture multiverse. Born in Brazil, he currently lives in South Florida.

Bernardo Sim is experiencing the queer pop culture multiverse. Born in Brazil, he currently lives in South Florida.