Arrow actor Colton Haynes has responded to Noah Galvin's harsh comments about coming out of the closet. The actor took to social media and said The Real O'Neals's actor's remark is "absolutely uncalled for and quite frankly embarrassing on his part."
Haynes wrote on Instagram: " It's extremely ironic that only a month ago I was tweeting this kid & saying that he should win an Emmy for his work. Then today he returns the favor by calling me a p—y & the worst to the entire world. Let me just clarify, I've never met this kid, so for him to judge me without even meeting & having no idea the struggles I've been through or where I come from is absolutely uncalled for and quite frankly embarrassing on his part."
"Since when is a three pg[page] article in Entertainment Weekly not an appropriate way to come out? And since when did he become the judge of what's appropriate. Shouldn't we all be supporting each other?" the actor, who played vigilante Roy Harper/Arsenal in Arrow, stated.
Haynes concluded by saying: "Enjoy all of your success. You're young kid... hopefully you'll eventually learn a thing or two. Good luck. I'm sure I'll see ya around- Colton P***y Haynes."
Galvin criticised Haynes's coming out of the closet during an interview with Vulture. The 22-year-old actor said: "That's not coming out. That's f***ing p***y bulls**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 s**ked a d**k or two. That's not doing anything for the little gays but giving them more masturbation material."
Following the backlash, Galvin took to Twitter to apologise for his hurtful remarks against the LGBTQ community. He tweeted, "The entire interview I gave to Vulture has hurt the LGBTQ community and the industry I feel truly fortunate to be a part of. My only intention was to try and empower and promote honesty, but I fully understand that comments I made were brazen and hurtful."