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Colton Haynes: My “secret gay past” was never secret

Colton Haynes in Arrow, Credit: The CW

Colton Haynes in Arrow – Credit: The CW

Colton Haynes has set the internet ablaze this week after a post on his Tumblr account that referenced his sexuality.

Best known for portraying Roy Harper in The CW’s Arrow, Haynes — who rose to fame in MTV’s Teen Wolf — has been subjected to rampant speculation regarding his sexuality ever since a 2006 photoshoot for gay magazine XY. Haynes kissed another male model while in a swimming pool as part of the pictorial, but has never publicly addressed his sexuality — something that hasn’t stopped his fans from guessing.

Now, those fans have something else to obsess over: a post to the actor’s Tumblr, responding to someone who had recently discovered Haynes’ “secret gay past.”

“When I found out Colton Haynes had a secret gay past I got so excited,” the Tumblr user wrote.

“Was it a secret?” Haynes’ responded. “Let’s all just enjoy life and have no regrets.”

Some have taken to Twitter to announce Haynes as the first celebrity coming out of 2016, but he didn’t explicitly confirm his sexuality, so this seems a little rash. Instead, many are supporting Haynes’ words of “enjoy life and have no regrets” and are arguing that his sexuality doesn’t matter.

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