Noah Galvin, star of ABC’s The Real O’Neals, is doing some serious damage control after insulting Modern Family‘s Eric Stronestreet, among several other actors, in a (too) candid new interview.
Before we get to Galvin’s apology, here’s a bit about the now-infamous interview: Speaking with Vulture about the way gay characters are portrayed on television, as well as the politics of being out in Hollywood, the 22-year-old actor had some harsh words for Stonestreet, including that he’s “playing a caricature … of a stereotype” as Modern Family‘s Cam, giving his character a “lack of authenticity.”
Though not directly TV-related, Galvin also came out swinging against Arrow‘s Colton Haynes, referring to the actor’s recent coming-out interview as “f—ing p–y bulls–t,” which was largely responsible for the interview going almost-immediately viral. (You can read Haynes’ response here.)
Less than 12 hours after the interview was posted, Galvin took to Twitter to apologize for his “irresponsible and stupid” comments.
“As I said in the interview, I think Eric Stonestreet is a wonderful actor,” Galvin tweeted Thursday. “I apologize to everyone I’ve hurt with my comments and understand the damage that has been done. I am new to this and will certainly commit to being more thoughtful and wiser as I navigate all of this moving forward.”
The Real O’Neals, in which Galvin plays a 16-year-old boy who comes out to his conservative Catholic family, was recently renewed for a second season.
Read Galvin’s two-tweet apology in full below, then drop a comment with your thoughts on this whole debacle.