The Real O'Neals star Noah Galvin is apologizing for the controversial remarks he made in a recent interview discussing Hollywood's treatment of gay characters and actors, in which Galvin slammed Eric Stonestreet, Colton Haynes and 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 wrote in a note on Twitter. "My only intention was to try and empower and promote honesty, but I fully understand that the comments I made were brazen and hurtful."
Galvin directly apologized to to Haynes for criticizing the Arrow actor's decision to come out as gay in an emotionally-revealing interview as "f--king p---y bullsh--."
"To Colton Haynes and to the LGBTQ youth, especially those who have embraced our show, I have no right to dictate how or when anybody comes out of the closet; I know how difficult and scary the process of coming out can be, and the last thing I would ever want to do is make it scarier," Galvin wrote.
Haynes responded in turn by posting a message of his own on Instagram. "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," Haynes wrote. "Since when is a three pg 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?
Galvin also issued an apology on Thursday night to Eric Stonestreet, whom Galvin had derided for his performance on Modern Family, saying, "he's playing a caricature of a caricature of a stereotype of a stereotype.
Although Stonestreet, who is straight, hasn't directly addressed Galvin's remarks, he publically tweeted to the Trevor Project, an organization dedicated to crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth.
Galvin also issued an apology to Bryan Singer for presenting accusations that the director habitually molests underage boys as fact. (All charges against Singer in a related lawsuit were dropped.) Galvin has since requested Vulture delete the comments he made about Singer and apologized for making light of the allegations.
"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 the interview. I understand now that my statements were not at all funny and have serious implications," Galvin wrote.
Read Galvin's full apology below.