Tyler Posey Makes It Clear He’s Queer and Wants To Return To ‘Teen Wolf’

Tyler Posey, the former Teen Wolf star came out as queer and denies queer baiting claims. If you’ll recall, in a 2020 Instagram video to promote his OnlyFans, Posey said, “I’ve hooked up with guys” and been “f***ed with a strap on.”

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“I haven’t had sex with a man — we’ve blown each other, you know what I mean. But never had sex. So yes, I have been with men before.”

 

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According to Attitude Magazine: Posey has cleared up any confusion over whether he belongs to the LGBT community in his latest interview, saying his sexuality “fits under the queer umbrella.”

What’s more, the Teen Wolf star – who has gained thousands of new LGBT fans since joining content subscription service OnlyFans last year — also hits back at allegations of “gay-baiting” during the chat. Posye was still only 19 when he landed the role of Scott McCall in MTV’s Teen Wolf. And his profile immediately exploded. Yet at the peak of his meteoric rise, tragedy struck. His mother, Cyndi Garcia-Posey, died of breast cancer in December 2014, and Teen Wolf‘s fifth season was dedicated to her memory. Posey has also struggled with drug addiction and online abuse directed at, among other things, his sexuality. “The toxic torrent of cyberbullying,” he says, has affected him a lot.

In an interview with NME last week Posey said, “Someone asked if I’d been with men [as well as women], and I said yes,” Posey recalls while discussing his headline-making OnlyFans account. “Since then there’s been this really loud person online – I’m pretty sure it’s only one person – and they’re trying to call me a ‘gay-baiter’: pretending to be gay to get money, essentially.” In February, Posey revealed that he is dating Phem, the alt-rock singer he duets with on debut solo single ‘Shut Up’, a spiky punk-pop nugget that dropped in March and also features Blink-182’s Travis Barker. Today, Posey says he is still figuring out his sexuality – with Phem’s help. “I’ve been with everybody under the sun, and right now I’m in the best relationship that I’ve ever been in with a woman, and she’s queer too.”

 

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“She’s helped me realize that I fit under the queer umbrella and that I’m sexually fluid, I guess.” Posey quickly corrects himself. “No, not ‘I guess’. I don’t want anyone to take this [interview] and be like: ‘Well, he was kind of wishy-washy about it.’”

Posey says it’s “bizarre” that he’s being accused of ‘gay-baiting when he’s only tried to be honest, but also points out that the comments have been “really cruel” – he’s even been told he should kill himself. “And [the troll] made this one comment that kind of sparked me wanting to do something about cyberbullying,” he says. “They said: ‘I killed your mother’ – like, this person actually claimed they killed my mother.” Posey knew this was just a despicable provocation, but was shocked someone would even think to type it. “I’m sober now and I’ve been working a lot on my mental health, so I’m in a place where I can somewhat laugh at that kind of thing,” he says. “But I know that other people who deal with this kind of shit may not be as strong mentally.”

Branching out into music during the pandemic seems to have been the right move for him and “the only Teen Wolf-style project he’s now interested in is Teen Wolf itself.”

Unlike some actors who seem irritated to remain closely associated with their breakthrough role, Posey is keen to revisit it. “The fans are non-stop online asking, ‘Where is season seven?’, and I’m right there with them,” he says. “I would love to do one last hurrah for Teen Wolf. You know, that show ran a whole gamut: it was horror, it was supernatural, it was comedy, it was a funny buddy show.”

He says he was brought on board at OnlyFans to “widen the platform’s scopes” beyond x-rated content, many of Posey’s subscribers arrived with particular expectations. “They were like ‘I want a video of you sucking your toes’ or ‘I want a video of you jerking off’. It was stuff like that really made me feel like an object,” he says. Because he’s “obviously not a sex worker” and doesn’t “want to take anything away from anyone who is”, he’s tried to carve out his own lane. “Instead of just posting naked pictures, I’m really trying to show an insight to my life that I don’t do anywhere else,” he says. Still, this content policy has definitely dented his revenue: he reckons he had 75,000 subscribers at his peak but is now down to “10,000 at most.”

And he has pledged to donate all of his OnlyFans earnings from June to mental health and cyberbullying projects, proving that he’s willing to put his money where his mouth is. But come July, he says his future on the platform is “undecided”. “I love where my OnlyFans is at right now,” he says. “But the other part has kind of scarred me in a way. If it’s so sexualized for me, you know, I feel bad for not giving people what they want.”

 

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Tyler Posey’s new single ‘Happy’ is out now and his debut solo EP ‘DRUGS’ is due later this year via Big Noise with a North American tour just announced.