‘I’m not gay:’ Tyler Posey apologizes for ‘coming out’ on social media

'Teen Wolf' actor Tyler Posey says that despite his "coming out" on Snapchat, he's not actually gay.

'Teen Wolf' actor Tyler Posey says that despite his "coming out" on Snapchat, he's not actually gay. Erin Rook

Tyler Posey, the “Teen Wolf” actor who appeared to come out as gay on social media has apologized for his comment, saying that he only intended to show support for the LGBTQ community.

While LGBTQ fans can be quick to interpret a vague comment as meaning a celebrity is part of the community, Posey’s comments left little room for interpretation.

On Friday, the young actor who was allegedly Miley Cyrus’ first kiss, posted a video to Snapchat while walking down New York City‘s Gay Street saying: “This is me. I am this and this is me. I never felt more alive. I’m gay!”

But it appears it was all in jest. In a series of tweets, Posey apologies for creating confusion or downplaying the act of coming out:

I am a big proponent of love over hate, and standing together during divisive times. Although I’m not gay, I fully support the LGBTQ community. This was a moment intended to reflect that. And everyone, I am truly sorry to the people I’ve offended or lessened how big coming out is. I just want to spread love in this world.

His full apology is below.

Most fans expressed their support for the actor after the apology and appreciation for his allyship. But some were clearly disappointed, and called Posey out for not recognizing his heterosexual privilege.

What’s your take? Is it wrong for straight celebs to joke about being gay?

 

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