According to the new cover story of OUT magazine the reason why Haynes did not come out of the closet publicly had a lot more to do with a horrible tragedy than it did with bettering his acting career.
Hayes told OUT that his mom had a poor reaction to his coming out caused him to rebel. He said he spent the next year experimenting heavily with sex and drugs. The Arrow and Teen Wolf actor ran away from home for three weeks at one point, and found himself sleeping in a friend’s closet. It was there that he received a phone call from an estranged relative who told him his father had committed suicide.
“I’m the last person in the world who would say, ‘Oh, my dad—pity me,’” he said. “But I was told that my dad killed himself because he found out I was gay. So, of course, I lost it and was like, ‘How could you say something like that?’ And no one will ever really know the truth. But my brother and my mom went to pick up my dad’s stuff, and the only picture on his fridge was my eighth-grade graduation picture. So I was just like, F—k.”
This is one of those stories that makes you realize you never know what someone is going through in their life, therefore you should not judge them. We want to send Colton and his family love from all of us at MOOVZ.