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Colton Haynes pleads to Hollywood to be inclusive to minority groups

The Teen Wolf star wrote his views in a series of tweets

2018-05-22

Colton Haynes has slammed Hollywood for the lack of LGBT roles.

The actor – who recently filed from divorce from his estrange husband Jeff Leatham – shot to fame in the hit TV series Teen Wolf and has since landed a recurring role in American Horror Story.

But in a series of now deleted tweets on Sunday, the actor looked back on his 12 years of acting and has pleaded with Hollywood executives to give more opportunities to the minority communities.

He wrote: “Hollywood is a very odd place. I've been here for 12 yrs. I just pray that the LGBTQ+ community gets more chances to star in roles.

“We've had amazing trailblazers & ppl who've made it thru the criticism thk god. It doesn't have to be me, but this town is run by our community.

“Lets just realize that we all have so much to give. It's not easy being gay. Its not easy growing up being an outsider & having to watch your back.

“Just because you like the same sex doesn't mean you can't carry a film. It's acting. Execs need to start giving more opportunity. ?

“I can't believe that no one has figured this out yet. It's not just the LGBT+ community but it's also ppl of color, minorities…give us all a chance.

“Thk god its in the works. Every single person deserves a shot at their dreams no matter their sex, ethnicity, or background. ? [sic]”