‘The Real O’Neals’ Actor Noah Galvin Issues An Apology For Cheap Shots At Bryan Singer And Colton Haynes

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06.10.16 10 Comments
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Last month it was announced that the ABC series The Real O’Neals had been renewed for a second season, and that’s always great news for any series, because who the hell knows if a network show is going to get more than one season anymore? It was especially good because this particular show created a lot of buzz and even some controversy by telling the story of Kenny, a teenager who has to deal with coming out to his Catholic family. Kenny is played by 22-year-old gay actor Noah Galvin, who is obviously very excited about his show’s renewal, and that might have played a significant role in his no-holds-barred and certainly no-f*cks-to-give interview with Vulture, which was published Thursday to instant aggregation.

A lot of people are probably unfamiliar with Galvin’s previous work, or even his role on The Real O’Neals, but he found himself at the center of a massive spotlight by giving his unfiltered and uncensored takes on topics like straight actor Eric Stonestreet playing a gay man on Modern Family

Are you trying to get me to throw somebody under the bus right now? Because I’ve thrown Eric Stonestreet under the bus a solid seven times this week. No, I think as wonderful of an actor as Eric Stonestreet is — I’ve never met him, I assume he’s a wonderful guy — he’s playing a caricature of a caricature of a stereotype of stereotype on Modern Family. And he’s a straight man in real life. And as hilarious as that character is, there’s a lack of authenticity. I think people — especially young gay kids — they can laugh at it, and they can see it as a source of comedy, but like, nothing more than that. And I want Kenny to be more than the funny gay kid.

Definitely not that harmful of a statement, as Stonestreet’s authenticity, Emmy-winning or not, has probably been called into question by other gay people in the past. And Galvin’s point is great, because as a gay man he has the chance to portray a gay character with honesty and sincerity, using his own life experiences. But that aspect was probably buried by his comments about Colton Haynes, who recently came out

It’s interesting because you know Colton Haynes …
Do I …

Do you?
The worst.

But you know he talked about coming out. He didn’t actually say he was gay.
That’s not coming out. That’s f*cking p*ssy bullsh*t. 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.

Yeah, that’ll get the popcorn GIFs fired up on a slow news day for sure. Haynes certainly had a response for Galvin, sharing his more professional thoughts on Instagram.

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