“If You Ever Come To Me To Kill Me Just Because I’m Gay, I Will Destroy You.” Actor Haaz Sleiman sends message to homophobes in coming out video

“If You Ever Come To Me To Kill Me Just Because I’m Gay, I Will Destroy You.” Actor Haaz Sleiman sends message to homophobes in coming out video

Haaz Sleiman, actor and star of comedy-drama television show Nurse Jackie, came out as gay on Saturday (26 August).

In a sassy Facebook post, he publicly came out for the first time since denying he was gay during an interview in 2009.

In the video, he says: “A new study finds that more LGBTQ people living in the United States have been murdered so far this year than in 2016. So this video is my response to this study.

“I am a gay, Muslim, Arab-American man,” he states proudly, a declaration which he repeats.

Haaz Sleiman plays an out-gay Muslim nurse in Nurse Jackie

He continues: “I’m going to take it even further – not only am I gay but I’m also a bottom. Not only am I a bottom, but I’m also a total bottom, which means I like it up you-know-where.”

He then had a message for every homophobe across America and the world. He said: “If you ever come to me to kill me just because I’m gay, I will destroy you. I might be gay and I might be a nice guy but don’t get it twisted because I will fuck you up.”

Sleiman played the character of Mohammed de la Cruz, an out-gay Muslim nurse in season one of Nurse Jackie.

Haaz Sleiman in the 2015 LGBT-themed movie, Those People

Sleiman also addressed the controversy of his denying of gay rumors during an interview with the Advocate in 2009.

He took to Facebook again: “The advocate wanted to interview me. I told Showtime only on one condition, no personal questions. The advocate agreed. At the end of the half hour interview over the phone, the idiot interviewer, whom I think was gay, asked me if I was gay or straight.

“I was so shocked. I froze. My body started shaking. And then I lied and said I was straight. Shame on gay people who are not kind to other gay people. He did that on purpose,”’ he concluded.

He then posted a screenshot of the Advocate article, which said he was straight.

Watch the video of his coming out below.

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11 Comments

  1. ikenna
    August 29, 07:40 Reply

    “I’m going to take it even further – not only am I gay but I’m also a bottom. Not only am I a bottom, but I’m also a total bottom, which means I like it up you-know-where.”.
    .
    TMI much.?
    Yes you’re gay, we get it. No need for the extra details.

  2. Gad
    August 29, 08:14 Reply

    Though I can’t comprehend why one should go on air to declare his sexuality,if what was done will make the actor feel better,I congratulate him. I just pray he has what it takes to defend himself from harm and stay safe.

  3. Gaia
    August 29, 13:00 Reply

    Hah!!! Oga iķenna there’s need ooo abeg nor vex.

    • Gad
      August 29, 22:20 Reply

      Hi bro Ikenne,I don’t have issues with anyone who feels the need to tell the world about his privacy,after all I understand the whole issue about advocacy but I don’t see the need to do do.

  4. Tobby
    August 29, 18:05 Reply

    I bet all homophobes are shitting their pants now

  5. bixxy
    August 29, 18:45 Reply

    I like dis… bold and being on the offensive… we will fuck all the homophobes up…

  6. Malik
    August 29, 20:22 Reply

    His choice of words are very necessary, please. The amount of info is also highly appropriate. And speaking up on the internet is important and necessary. If the society doesn’t do enough to protect minorities, then minorities must take the offensive in self defence.

    “We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor never the tormented.” Elie Wiesel

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