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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.”

http://coltonhaynesofficial.tumblr.com/post/136449827533/pornandmariah-when-i-found-out-colton-haynes

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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