David Yost, who played the original Blue Power Ranger, says he left Mighty Morphin Power Rangers because he was harassed for being gay, which nearly drove him to suicide.
In a lengthy video interview with No Pink Spandex, Yost, 41, said he was written off the show in 1996 after he walked off the set one day, fed up with discriminatory remarks.
"The reason that I walked off is that I was called 'f-----' one too many times," Yost said. "I had just heard that several times while working on the show from creators, producers, writers, directors. ... I, myself, was struggling with who I was and what I was. ... Basically I just felt like I was continually being told I was not worthy of being where I am because I'm a gay person. And I'm not supposed to be an actor. And I'm not a superhero."