‘Teen Wolf’ Star Tyler Posey Uses ‘Coming Out’ as a Joke
The moment I think that the Teen Wolf drama is coming to an end the Universe proves me wrong. Tyler Posey came out as gay on Snapchat, but not really! Someone needs to sit that boy down and have a good talk with him!
Tyler Posey, who plays the lead Scott McCall on MTV’s Teen Wolf, came out as gay on Snapchat. He then went on to say that his so-called coming out was just a joke.
Tyler Posey coming out on snapchat? I'm suddenly alive and I'm so here for this pic.twitter.com/uDZxmzz4Tw
— joel (@purposehoIy) July 29, 2016
Aren’t jokes supposed to be funny? Shouldn’t I be laughing right now? Well, har! Har! Har!
Using social media, when knowing that you have a relatively huge fan base, to make such a joke is just wrong.
Of course there were people who immediately came to Posey’s defense and said that LBGTQ+ people should learn to have a sense of humor. Well, excuse me if queer people don’t find straight young actors using ‘coming out’ as something to laugh about.
That’s the only tweet I’m willing to share because I just can’t with people trying to justify his actions. However, there were a lot of people who did tweet thoughts that were similar to mine. Some of those I’m happy to share!
Coming out is a hard process for a lot of young queer kids. It is also something that can get them kicked out of their homes, thrown in jail, or even beaten to death. There are countless people out there who spend their whole lives in the closet due to these fears. So, you can see why I am unable to consider all of this as a mere joke and move past it. Considering I actually live in a country where such consequences are a reality!
Tyler Posey also shared an apology. Was it from him or his PR team? I don’t know. But what good is an apology when the deed has already been done? Also, it is kind of weird to think that Posey really is supportive of the LBGTQ+ community when he was the one who said that Sterek was a “bizarre weird twisted thing.”
I just can’t with this boy, I just can’t!
How do you feel about Tyler Posey’s joke? Let us know!
Farid has a Masters in Psychology and is the author of numerous books including Arousing the Legacy, Missing in Somerville, The Game Master of Somerville, and The Escaped Murderer of Somerville. He gives us insight on comics, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies. He reviews shows such as Gotham and Teen Wolf.
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