Tyler James Williams decided to support the LGBTQ community through social media. Many understood it in the way that Tyler wanted to confirm his sexuality and confirm that he is gay. However, this popular actor denied such rumors, and is surprised where such reactions come from.
“Usually I wouldn’t address stuff like this, but I feel like it as a conversation is bigger than me. I’m not gay, but I think the culture of trying to ‘find’ some kind of hidden trait or behavior that a closed person ‘let slip’ is very dangerous,” -Williams wrote on his Instagram Williams believes that such a way of reacting can cause fear in people who would really like to talk openly about their sexuality.
He hopes that there will be less and less of such things in the future. “Overanalyzing someone’s behavior in an attempt to ‘catch’ them directly contributes to the anxiety a lot of queer and queer-questioning people feel when they fear living in their truth.
It makes the most pedestrian of conversations and interactions in spaces feel less safe for our gay brothers and sisters and those who may be questioning”.
Tyler James Williams on men and their needs
In addition, he emphasized that these kinds of things are the reason why men do not want to talk openly about their needs.
This reduces their freedom, which men really need. “It also reinforces an archetype many straight men have to live under that is oftentimes unrealistic, less free, and limits individual expressing”. The Everybody Hates Chris actor is angry about the analysis of his sentences, and the fact that many have taken his words the wrong way.
“And what may seem like harmless fun and conversation may actually be sending a dangerous message to those struggling with real issues,” -he continued. “I refuse to inadvertently contribute to that message”.