August 31, 2017 at 1:25 pm EST | by Mariah Cooper
Colton Haynes slams Hollywood for discriminating against gay actors

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Colton Haynes is fed up with Hollywood’s bias towards gay actors.

Haynes sent out a series of tweets on Tuesday blasting the industry for judging an actor’s personal life instead of their talent.

“Hollywood is so f–ked up. So much of the focus is on your personal life & has nothing to do with the talent you have to bring to the table,” Haynes tweeted.

“So disappointed in how Hollywood cant understand that playing a character has nothing to do with how u live your personal life,” Haynes continued.

Haynes has appeared in “Arrow” and “Teen Wolf.” He has also joined the cast of “American Horror Story: Cult.” The actor praised the three showrunners for thinking “gay actors are more than just their personal lives.”

Haynes’ thoughts were echoed by fellow gay stars Billy Eichner and Andy Mientus.

“Amen,” Eichner tweeted in response.

“I’m afraid I know exactly what you’re talking about. Be strong, brother,” Minetus replied.

One of Haynes’ fears of publicly coming out was that it would affect his career. He told The Huffington Post in June that he was warned being openly gay and having a career would be difficult. He also said that his management would set up pictures of him and women so he would appear straight.

“I’ve been told by so many people that you cannot be out and have a career,” Haynes told The Huffington Post. “Literally, people would set me up with girls for press. … There was this whole story that ran with Lauren Conrad, who I love — she’s the best. Basically my old manager at the time was like, ‘Oh, take a picture with her.’ He just basically ran this story trying to say that I was dating Lauren Conrad. It was there for about six months. I was like, ‘Oh great, I have to do this.’ That’s how it is in Hollywood. But not anymore. You have all these amazing showrunners who actually embrace people’s personal lives and embrace people’s truth.”

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