We knew a lot of unfortunate things were bound to happen, thanks to Donald Trump winning the Presidential Election on Nov. 8, but THIS, we did not expect. On Nov. 15, ‘HTGAWM’ star Jack Falahee took to Twitter to come out — but not as gay. Instead, he wanted the world to know he’s STRAIGHT. Find out why.
After years of dodging questions about his sexuality, Jack Falahee, who plays gay law student Connor Walsh on ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder, took to Twitter on Nov. 15 to reveal the truth. He’s straight. Yes, we know — it seems odd for someone to feel the need to come out as straight, but Jack has his reasons, and they’re politically motivated. He also did so “in an attempt to try and dismantle the closet.” See below.
“While I’m not gay, on HTGAWM I play a character who’s in an interracial relationship with an HIV positive man. However, in the past I’ve declined to discuss my own sexuality in an attempt to try and dismantle the closet. Opponents to my ambiguous answers to questions surrounding my sexuality argued the importance of visibility. Ultimately, I think that my stance has been unhelpful in the fight for equality. I feel that I’ve sacrificed my ability to support the community for a more theoretical discussion about sexuality. Now more than ever, I want to offer my support to the community as an ally,” Jack wrote in a lengthy message on social media, revealing his true sexuality for the first time, publicly.
Jack then went on to list some things he plans on doing as an ally. See his full tweets below.
(1/2) sorry for the small font, but I wanted you all to read this. pic.twitter.com/9BAKHJMTdJ
— Jack Falahee (@RestingPlatypus) November 15, 2016
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