It’s been three weeks since Kevin McHale unofficially came out as gay on social media; three weeks of the 29-year-old actor speaking openly & honestly about his sexuality. And he doesn’t seem to have any regrets about it… except one.
During a Facebook Live talk with Marc Malkin, the Glee alum sat down for his first interview since his reveal that he’s a member of the LGBTQ+ community, saying that he’s “definitely happy” and “it’s better out than not.”
However, even though he “wasn’t obviously shouting it from the mountaintops,” he also said he wasn’t exactly in the closet. “If somebody was a big fan and following everything I was doing [on social media], like the people I interact with on Twitter on a daily basis, I think there was zero surprise. People knew.”
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It was after that those statements that he revealed his regret. In regards to his tweet about Ariana Grande‘s “No Tears Left to Cry” single about the Manchester attack, Kevin said, “#NoTearsLeftToCry is gayer than me and I ACCEPT. Ty @ArianaGrande.”
And now he doesn’t feel so great about his reaction. “I honestly feel bad about it because that song is about a lot more,” he explained. “That song is about something really horrible and tragic and something she went through and dealt with beyond anybody’s imaginable expectations. I just made this passing joke about it and then I was like, ‘This is sort of disrespectful to the song and subject matter she was talking about.’”
Nevertheless, the song is a success and Kevin is seemingly living his truth, so no damage was done.
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