Over the last few years different celebs have been competing for the subtlest way of coming out, whether it’s a brief approved mention of David Hyde Pierce’s partner in a newspaper or Matt Bomer thanking his hubby and kids during a speech. However Colton Haynes may have taken things one step further with a statement that could mean he’s gay, or not, but which the internet has decided means he’s definitely in the homo club.
Haynes’ statement came in response to someone’s Tumblr post which read, ‘When I found out Colton Haynes had a secret gay past, I got so excited even though i know it makes absolutely no difference in my life.’
Haynes then put a response on the comment via his own personal Tumblr, saying, ‘Was it a secret? Let’s all just enjoy life & have no regrets :)’
Objectively, that could mean he’s gay, has previously had same sex experiences, or could simply be a response to the fact that when he was first starting out he had a steamy 2006 photoshoot for the now defunct gay magazine XY, which saw him kissing another guy and getting up close and very personal. His representatives later tried to get the pics removed from the internet after he first found success in Teen Wolf. He was also once spotted holding hands with Arrow co-star John Barrowman in an airport (although it appears it was something done just to play with the paparazzi).
Perhaps he’s gay, maybe bisexual, possibly straight or something else. At the moment the jury is out, but some are seing extra evidence in a tweet Haynes posted on New Years Eve, which simply read, ‘No fear this year’. That may have simply been about the severe anxiety issues he’s recently talked about, but could also be about a decision he’s made not to hide his sexuality.
Whatever the truth of the matter, there is no doubt though that he has been a longtime supporter of gay rights, and has also posted pics on the web of him out with his gay brother Joshua, Josh’s husband and their child. The world may have now decided that Colton is gay too, but I think we’d better hold off giving him his official big gay sash and tiara until we have a little more confirmation – however the fact he hasn’t taken it down yet or issued a clarification is very suggestive.