“The Real O’Neals” star Noah Galvin tweeted an apology for his controversial statements about actors Colton Haynes and Eric Stonestreet and director Bryan Singer in a recent Vulture interview.
“That’s not coming out,” Galvin told Vulture.” “That’s f—ing p—- bulls—. 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 material.”
In his Twitter apology, Galvin apologized to Haynes for being critical about how he chose to come out.
“To Colton Haynes and to the LGBTQ youth, especially those who have embraced our show, I have no right to dictate how or when anybody comes out of the closet,” Galvin wrote. “I know how difficult and scary the process of coming out can be, and the last thing I would ever want to do is make it scarier. For anyone.”
Haynes publicly responded to Galvin’s comments on Instagram on Thursday calling Galvin a “young kid” and telling him “hopefully you’ll eventually learn a thing or two.”
“Let me just clarify, I’ve never met this kid, so for him to judge me without even meeting & having no idea the struggles I’ve been through or where I come from is absolutely uncalled for and quite frankly embarrassing on his part,” Haynes wrote. “Since when is a three pg article in Entertainment Weekly not an appropriate way to come out? And since when did he become the judge of what’s appropriate.”
Galvin also stated in his Vulture interview Singer “likes to invite little boys over to his pool and diddle them in the f‑‑‑ing dark of night.” The director was accused of sexually abusing two underage boys, but charges were dropped in 2014. In a separate statement also posted on Twitter, Galvin addressed his comments about Singer.
“I sincerely apologize to Bryan Singer for the horrible statement I made about him,” Galvin wrote. “It was irresponsible and stupid of me to make those allegations against Bryan, and I deeply regret doing so. I have never been to Bryan’s house, and I admit there is no basis for any of the things I said or implied about Bryan in that interview.”
Vulture has since edited out Galvin’s comments about Singer.
Galvin’s Vulture interview continued on to say Stonestreet, who is straight, portrays his gay character on “Modern Family” as “a caricature of a caricature of a stereotype of stereotype” and that it has “a lack of authenticity.”
Galvin apologized to Stonestreet calling him a “wonderful actor.” He went on to blame his newfound stardom for his brazen statements.
“I am new to this and will certainly commit to being more thoughtful and wiser as I navigate all of this moving forward,” Galvin concluded.