This Actor Went on a Rant Against Gay Hollywood and Immediately Regretted His Decision

June 10th 2016

Taylor Bell

People love celebrities but apparently not when they say something that upsets the masses, as Kevin O'Keeffe points out in a piece for Mic.

Out gay actor Noah Galvin was forced to apologize on Thursday after making some controversial comments about other gay actors in Hollywood during an interview with Vulture.


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In the interview with Vulture's E. Alex Chung, Galvin criticized fellow gay actor Colton Haynes' coming out as "fucking pussy bullshit," and called Eric Stonestreet's gay character on "Modern family" a "caricature" and inauthentic.

O'Keeffe also pointed out that Galvin took aim at director Bryan Singer, accusing him of inviting "little boys" to come over to his house and hinting that he performs sexual acts with them. (Vulture has also removed Galvin's statements about Singer, who has been accused of sexual misconduct, but never formally charged.)

Although controversial, some people commended Galvin for being transparent.

But others took issue with Galvin's unvarnished comments.

Regardless of the support, Galvin immediately issued an apology anyway in a separate piece for Vulture and through Twitter.

According to O'Keeffe, the fact that Galvin felt the need to apologize and satisfy the conscience of the public instead of his own reflects a somewhat scary reality of social media and Hollywood.

"The dark truth here is that not everything a celebrity says is going to be agreeable. By virtue of being human, they have opinions, and those opinions won't please everyone. With tools like Twitter and Tumblr, fans can express their disappointment, even anger, with those celebrities. But if celebrities stopped having opinions altogether, Hollywood would become quite dull.

As O'Keeffe points out, there are certainly some things that shouldn't be considered acceptable, like "racist, homophobic, transphobic and sexist statements."

However, when outspoken voices like Galvin are silenced because of their tone, we lose the opportunity to debate what could be some very interesting substance. 

To read the rest of O'Keeffe's argument, head over to Mic.