Tyler James Williams Reacts To Folks Questioning His Sexuality, Explains Risks Of Attempting To Expose ‘A Closeted Individual’

Tyler James Williams is “not homosexual.” The longtime actor confirmed his lack of curiosity in the identical intercourse in an Instagram publish addressing individuals questioning his sexuality.

Most of his prolonged clapback defined the hazards of “outing” tradition–the observe of exposing a queer particular person’s sexuality. Williams additionally introduced himself as an ally to the LGBTQ+ communities–promising to proceed to struggle for a way forward for acceptance.


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“Often, I wouldn’t handle stuff like this, however I really feel prefer it, as a dialog, is larger than me. I’m not homosexual, however I believe the tradition of making an attempt to “discover” some type of hidden trait or habits {that a} closeted particular person “let it slip” could be very harmful,” Tyler wrote. “Overanalyzing somebody’s habits in an try to “catch” them straight contributes to the nervousness of lots of queer and queer questioning individuals really feel after they concern dwelling of their reality. It makes essentially the most pedestrian of conversations and interactions in areas really feel much less protected for our homosexual brothers and sisters and those that could also be questioning.”

Tyler James Says ‘Outing’ Tradition Limits The ‘Particular person Expression’ Of Straight Males Too

Williams says the ‘outing’ tradition not impacts queer and queer questioning individuals but in addition stifles straight males and their freedom of expression.

“It additionally reinforces an archetype many straight males must dwell beneath that’s usually occasions unrealistic, much less free, and limits particular person expression. I’ve been very clear in regards to the intentionality I attempt to put into utilizing my platform to push again towards these archetypes each probability I get. Being straight doesn’t look a technique. Being homosexual doesn’t look a technique. And what might look like innocent enjoyable and dialog may very well be sending a harmful message to these battling actual points. I refuse to inadvertently contribute to that message.”

Amid Tyler’s message making its rounds, Drake was inflicting a stir on-line for rocking yellow and blue nail polish–a magnificence pattern usually marketed to girls. The Twitter reactions ranged from assist to homophobic feedback.

The net slams seemingly show Tyler’s message about ‘outing’ tradition limiting the artistic expression of straight males.


Omg was not anticipating Drake with nail polish 💅🏼 however I fw it 💛 he additionally says a world tour would possibly occur sooner or later 🤯😮‍💨 @Drake pic.twitter.com/Ha7c0Oajds

— Flackacita 💘 (@jadedfreestyle) June 4, 2023

Went on Instagram and seen Drake sporting nail polish… pic.twitter.com/7fFSVc9Br9

— Yo$h (@jay__authentic) June 4, 2023

yea drake misplaced his thoughts with that nail
polish bullshit 🤮

— Crisshawn Clark (@Ohio_Shawn) June 4, 2023

Drake rocking nail polish 😩 I actually fuked together with his music man rattling the satan is actual and cash actually talks only for clout 💭 Unhappy for his followers that don’t like this shit and also you received’t ever see his music on right here sorry guys! Wrapdatmusic won’t ever publish music of transgender or homosexual… pic.twitter.com/WHUY4Mamyd

— Wrap Dat Music (@WrapDatMusic) June 5, 2023

Drake acquired the nail polish on na? I ain’t shocked however wtf lol.. by no means thought I’d see the day all the lads began sporting nail polish 😂😂 too loopy

— a rarity ❤️‍🔥 (@ShotsofMello) June 4, 2023

Drake sporting painted finger nails is him serving to push the agenda to emasculate black males. He was paid to try this, I can’t see no straight man Jus waking up eager to placed on nail polish.

— Jus D (@OfficialjusD) June 4, 2023

Drizzy Drake you completed impressed lots of kinds and we respect it. However it stops at this nail polish. This the place you go the torch large dawg. We completed misplaced you

— Prize 🏅 (@marcxprize) June 4, 2023

Drake sporting nail polish >> males sporting nail polish >>

— misstropicana (@miisstropicana) June 4, 2023

Williams Needs Queer And Queer Questioning Folks A Completely happy Delight Month

The “Everyone Hates Chris” actor ended his Instagram Story publish with a message for many who establish with the LGBTQ+ group.

“Completely happy Delight to all of my queer and questioning brothers, sisters, and people. I pray that you just really feel seen in ways in which make you’re feeling protected within the celebration that’s this month. As an ally, I proceed to be dedicated to aiding in that the place I can and serving to to domesticate a future the place we’re all accepted and given permission to be ourselves,” Tyler James wrote.