Teen Wolf season 5 actor Charlie Carver went on Instagram and made a revelation, saying, “I am gay.”
Last year, the LGBT community received enormous attention: ranging from transgender then-Bruce Jenner, now-Caitlyn Jenner making the sex-change phenomenon a worldwide sensation to influence the legitimization of gay marriage in the United States. It seems that the community has welcomed another member this year, Charlie Carver of Teen Wolf season 5.
Carver has starred as several gay characters in the entertainment industry and has participated not only in the hit TV series “Teen Wolf,” but also in “The Leftovers.” However, the actor never made an official declaration of his sexual preference until last Monday.
The actor went to Instagram and posted a photo.
Pt 1: “Be who you needed when you were younger”. About a year ago, I saw this photo while casually scrolling through my Instagram one morning. I’m not one for inspirational quotes, particularly ones attributed to “Mx Anonymous”- something mean in me rebukes the pithiness of proverbs, choosing to judge them as trite instead of possibly-generally-wise, resonant, or helpful. And in the case of the good ol’ Anonymous kind, I felt that there was something to be said for the missing context. Who wrote or said the damn words? Why? And to/for who in particular? Nonetheless, I screen-capped the picture and saved it. It struck me for some reason, finding itself likeable enough to join the ranks of the “favorites” album on my phone. I’d see it there almost daily, a small version of it next to my other “favorites”; I’d see it every time I checked into the gym, pulled up a picture of my insurance cards, my driver’s license…. Important Documents. And over the course of about-a-year, it became clear why the inspirational photo had called out to me. As a young boy, I knew I wanted to be an actor. I knew I wanted to be a lot of things! I thought I wanted to be a painter, a soccer player, a stegosaurus… But the acting thing stuck. It was around that age that I also knew, however abstractly, that I was different from some of the other boys in my grade. Over time, this abstract “knowing” grew and articulated itself through a painful gestation marked by feelings of despair and alienation, ending in a climax of saying three words out loud: “I am gay”. I said them to myself at first, to see how they felt. They rang true, and I hated myself for them. I was twelve. It would take me a few years before I could repeat them to anyone else, in the meantime turning the phrase over and over in my mouth until I felt comfortable and sure enough to let the words pour out again, this time to my family…
According to another source, Carver felt reluctant to come forward with his true identity since he was worried about how his family would react to it, especially during his teen years. In fact, being an actor in Hollywood, he felt more pressure.
His post indicates why it took him so long to publicly announce he is gay. He referred to his brother and co-star in Teen Wolf season 5 Max as a straight guy.
The present generation has continuously accepted the LGBT community. The Teen Wolf season 5 star has earned more support from fans.