Teen Wolf's Tyler Posey Apologizes for Offending LGBT Community Amidst Fake Coming Out

Actor posted a video on the social media app stating, "I'm gay"

By Bruna Nessif, McKenna Aiello Jul 30, 2016 5:36 PMTags
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Tyler Posey just stirred up a bit of controversy on the Internet.

The Teen Wolf actor was posting videos on Snapchat while hanging out with his friends on Friday, but one video caught everyone's attention more than others, because it seemed like the 24-year-old was coming out as gay. Recording a street sign that said "Gay St.," you hear Posey telling his followers, "This is me. I am this and this is me. I've never felt more alive," and then turns the camera on himself and yells, "I'm gay!"

At the time, a source close to Posey told E! News, "Tyler did not 'come out' on Snapchat."

With Twitterverse blowing up in a storm after the video was publicized, Posey quickly backtracked the following morning, issuing an apology as well as a clarification about his sexuality. 

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"I am a big proponent of love over hate, and standing together during divisive times," Posey wrote. "Although I'm not gay, I fully support the LGBTQ community. This was a moment intended to reflect that."

"And everyone, I am truly sorry to the people I've offended or lessened how big coming out is. I just want to spread love in this world," he added.

In October of 2014, Posey called off his engagement to his longtime girlfriend, Seana Gorlick.

The MTV actor broke the news at the ASPCA Cocktail Event in honor of Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting and Nikki Reed, and admitted at the time that he's still trying to wrap his head around the split.

"You're the first interview I've said this to. We have broken up," he explained. "I'm just gonna get it out there because I get sad talking about it. I'm just gonna get it out there now so hopefully people start hearing about it."

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