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‘Teen Wolf’ and ‘The Leftovers’ actor comes out on Instagram

Actor posts coming-out letter to social media.


Rae Votta


Posted on Jan 11, 2016   Updated on May 27, 2021, 9:22 am CDT

Teen Wolf and The Leftovers actor Charlie Carver came out on social media with a touching five-part post on his Instagram account Monday.

“I now believe that by omitting this part of myself from the record, I am complicit in perpetuating the suffering, fear, and shame cast upon so many in the world,” Carver wrote in his lengthy missive. “In my silence, I’ve helped decide for to you too that to be gay is to be, as a young man (or young woman, young anyone), inappropriate for a professional career in the Arts (WHAAA???) So now, let the record show this- I self-identify as gay.”

Fans and fellow out entertainers have taken to social media to show support for Carver.

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*First Published: Jan 11, 2016, 9:50 pm CST