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Spud actor comes out on YouTube

2013-08-12 11:26
Cape Town – The South African born actor Troye Sivan, who is best known for playing the title role in the film adaptation of the comedic novel Spud, has revealed that he is gay.

The 18-year-old actor is currently living with his parents in Perth Australia.

Sivan, who has almost half a million subscribers on his YouTube channel, decided to announce the news to his fans and followers on the social media video site after he shared the news with his family and friends.

"It feels kind of weird to have to announce something like this on the Internet, but I feel like a lot of you guys are real, genuine friends of mine. And I share everything on the Internet. I share every aspect of my life on the Internet. Whether or not that’s a good thing, I don’t know.

"But this is not something that I’m ashamed of. It’s not something that anyone should be ashamed of," Troye explained.

Lots of support

According to Troye none of his friends or family had a problem with his sexuality: "Not a single one of them had a problem with it."

"And I think that’s absolutely incredible. I’m surrounded by the most amazing, amazing people. And if anything it just brought me and my friends a lot closer, and me and my family a lot closer, because I don’t have anything to hide anymore."

The 18-year-old actor said that he was in denial for a long time even if he knew at the back of his head that he was gay, it was something that he didn’t want to acknowledge.

During a heart-to-heart talk with his father, Troye was also able to admit his sexuality to him, though he had a feeling that his dad already knew and he was only giving him time to tell him.

"I asked him, 'Dad, do you still love me?' And he looked at me like I was absolutely crazy, and said, 'Yes, of course I still love you.' And that was that."

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