Stars together with Andy Cohen and Meghan McCain rallied round Colton Underwood after he got here out as homosexual.
“You’re free now, @colton,” Cohen, who’s homosexual, tweeted Wednesday morning earlier than joking, “A toaster is on its method.”
McCain, in the meantime, tweeted that she was sending “love, gentle, support and deep respect” to the previous “Bachelor,” who got here out in an in an emotional sit-down on “Good Morning America” that aired Wednesday.
“Thanks for being so open and brave along with your journey,” the “View” co-host tweeted.
Underwood, the Season 23 star of “The Bachelor,” revealed Wednesday that he has lengthy struggled together with his sexuality and went to such darkish locations that he contemplated suicide.
Robin Roberts, who interviewed Underwood for the “GMA” piece, mirrored on air about her personal coming-out and the way Underwood felt relieved following their chat.
“I’m even exhaling as a result of I do know firsthand what it looks like to talk your reality and let everybody know past your loved ones and your pals,” she mentioned.
Different stars sharing their support following the interview included comic Loni Love.
“All the perfect to you @colton .. life will get higher standing in your reality!!!” Love tweeted.
YouTube star Niki DeMar, in the meantime, mentioned that “watching @colton’s interview on GMA gave me goosebumps.”
“it takes a lot braveness to not solely be sincere with your self however the world and say the “secret” you’ve held for therefore lengthy. i acknowledge his feelings so properly in his face and mannerisms. we’re right here for you,” DeMar wrote.
Dan Levy additionally mentioned he is “so pleased” for Underwood, noting, “His braveness will undoubtably save lives right now.”
“’Coming out’ is usually a terrifying, uncomfortable, and traumatizing expertise as a result of we nonetheless stay in a world the place we’re made to worry the results of residing freely. Let that sink in. So pleased for @colton Underwood,” he tweeted.
Billy Eichner additionally responded to Underwood’s announcement as a 2019 clip of him went viral. Within the video, Eichner joked that Underwood might be the primary homosexual “Bachelor.”
“I’m pleased for @colton. Should you’re homosexual, be homosexual! I’ve been homosexual ceaselessly & I like it!” Eichner tweeted.
“Actual Housewives of Orange County” star Braunwyn Windham-Burke, who got here out as a lesbian in an interview with GLAAD in December, additionally applauded Underwood.
“That is so thrilling,” she mentioned in podcaster Kate Casey’s “Watch with Kate Casey” room on the invitation-only social media app Clubhouse. “I really feel like persons are turning into extra comfy in their very own pores and skin. It took me 42 years to return out. There was a whole lot of disgrace and self-hatred and, in my case, consuming to keep away from it.”
However not everybody had supportive phrases to share.
Whereas many members of Bachelor Nation recommended Underwood, others introduced up his previous, which features a restraining order final 12 months from his ex Cassie Randolph — which she later dropped.
“…are we going to only disregard that C*lton can also be an alleged stalker that terrorized Cassie or no?” one person tweeted.
Former “Actual Housewives of New York” star Carole Radziwill, in the meantime, obtained ripped on social media for tweeting, “Congrats to Colton Underwood but additionally What?? You apply & compete with different males to go on a TV present searching for love & you assume you is likely to be homosexual? What about processing that with out involving TV crews and 25 women. It’s an amazing day for homosexual males, dangerous day for younger girls.”
The star, who as soon as labored at ABC Information, additionally wrote, “I’m pleased for Colton to be residing his reality now. Is anybody speaking about whether or not @ABC executives ought to be vetting their contestants higher? Or what the ladies assume? @[email protected] What’s good?”