NEWS

'Teen Wolf' Star Tyler Posey Says He's 'Not Gay,' Apologizes for Snapchat Comments: 'I Just Want to Spread Love'

by Desiree Murphy 12:09 PM PDT, July 30, 2016
Playing 'Teen Wolf' Star Tyler Posey Says He's 'Not Gay,' Apologizes for Snapchat Comments: 'I Just Want to Spread Love'

Tyler Posey is under fire for his latest Snapchat videos.

On Friday, the Teen Wolf star posted a video of himself to the popular app, which showed him standing under a Gay Street sign in New York City's West Village neighborhood as he exclaimed, "This is me. I am this and this is me. I've never felt more alive. I'm gay!"

WATCH: 'Teen Wolf' Star Colton Haynes Responds to Rumors About 'Secret Gay Past'

Within minutes, fans took to Twitter writing things like, "Did Tyler Posey just come out on Snapchat because this is what I call living" and "Tyler Posey just came out as gay in the cutest way, I wasn't expecting that and I am so proud of him."

Posey -- who called off his engagement to longtime girlfriend Seana Gorlick in 2014 -- set the record straight in a series of tweets one day later. He confirmed he is "not gay," and claimed the posts were intended to "spread love."

"I am a big proponent of love over hate, and standing together during divisive times," the 24-year-old actor explained. "Although I'm not gay, I fully support the LGBTQ community. This was a moment intended to reflect that."

WATCH: Tyler Posey and Seana Gorlick Call Off Engagement After 11 Years Together

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

ET reached out to Posey's rep for comment.

Back in May, Posey's former Teen Wolf co-star, Colton Haynes, opened up about coming out after a cheeky comment he left on Tumblr about his "secret gay past" went viral.

"I should have made a comment or a statement [at the time], but I just wasn't ready," he explained. "I didn't feel like I owed anyone anything."

WATCH: Colton Haynes Opens Up About Coming Out and Leaving 'Arrow': 'I Had to Step Back'

"I think in due time, everyone has to make those decisions when they're ready, and I wasn't yet," he continued. "But I felt like I was letting people down by not coming forward with the rest of what I should have said."

Hear more in the video below.

SHARE ON FACEBOOK SHARE SHARE ON TWITTER TWEET