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The Internet Is Freaking Out Over Colton Haynes' Coming Out

The Internet Is Freaking Out Over Colton Haynes' Coming Out

The Internet Is Freaking Out Over Colton Haynes' Coming Out

#CongratulationsColton

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Colton Haynes is a teen heartthrob, a former model, and now, a publicly out actor in Hollywood.

Sitting down with Entertainment Weekly, Haynes describes his plight with anxiety, living in (and out of the spotlight) and how social media drove him to officially announce his sexuality:

A Tumblr post in January sparked an Internet firestorm after a fan commented on Haynes’ “secret gay past,”… “It was a complete shock. I wasn’t ready to be back in the headlines,” says Haynes, who is in fact gay but has never publicly addressed his sexuality (and, like many others on his path, took advice early in his career to subdue it). “I should have made a comment or a statement, but I just wasn’t ready. I didn’t feel like I owed anyone anything. I think in due time, everyone has to make those decisions when they’re ready, and I wasn’t yet. But I felt like I was letting people down by not coming forward with the rest of what I should have said.”

In a show of support many of Colton's internet fans took to Twitter to express their emotions:

Help us in congratulating Colton and his brave decision to live authentically in the comments below! #CongratulationsColton

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Alexander Kirk

Alexander is a pop culture fanatic, who loves travelling, Taylor Swift and slaying Twitter, tweet by tweet.

Alexander is a pop culture fanatic, who loves travelling, Taylor Swift and slaying Twitter, tweet by tweet.