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Noah Galvin apologizes for controversial LGBT comments

‘Real O’Neals’ actor had blasted Eric Stonestreet, Colton Haynes, and Bryan Singer

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The Real O’Neals star Noah Galvin has issued a public apology for incendiary remarks he made in an interview addressing Hollywood’s treatment of gay individuals and characters, in which he disparaged fellow actors Eric Stonestreet and Colton Haynes and director Bryan Singer.

“The entire interview I gave to Vulture has hurt the LGBTQ community and the industry I feel truly fortunate to be a part of,” Galvin, 22, said in a lengthy statement posted to Twitter on Thursday. “My only intention was to try and empower and promote honesty, but I fully understand that comments I made were brazen and hurtful.”

In an interview with New York magazine’s Vulture published Thursday morning, the openly gay Galvin had criticized Stonestreet’s portrayal of a gay man on Modern Family, calling it “a caricature of a caricature of a stereotype of stereotype.” (Stonestreet is straight.) “As hilarious as that character is, there’s a lack of authenticity,” Galvin added.

In the same interview, Galvin derided Arrow actor Haynes’ decision to publicly come out as gay in the pages of EW last month, declaring it “p‑‑‑y bulls‑‑‑” and calling Haynes “the worst.”

In his mea culpa, Galvin reiterated that he considers Stonestreet “a wonderful actor,” and he said to Haynes, “I have no right to dictate how or when anybody comes out of the closet.”

Galvin also apologized for making “false and unwarranted” statements about Bryan Singer, whom he said in the Vulture interview “likes to invite little boys over to his pool and diddle them in the f‑‑‑ing dark of night.” Singer was accused in 2014 of sexually abusing two underage boys; the charges were eventually dropped.

“I sincerely apologize to Bryan Singer for the horrible statement I made about him,” Galvin wrote. “It was irresponsible and stupid of me to make those allegations against Bryan, and I deeply regret doing so. I have never been to Bryan’s house, and I admit there is no basis for any of the things I said or implied about Bryan in that interview.”

After publication, Vulture deleted Galvin’s comments about Singer and said in an editor’s note, “In an interview format, we generally let the subject speak his mind. But this is a contentious issue, and after consideration, we decided to delete the reference.”

Shortly after Galvin posted his apology, Haynes posted his own statement on Instagram. In it, he said that “for [Galvin] 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.”

Representatives for Singer and Stonestreet did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Read Galvin’s two-part statement and Haynes’ response below.