MTV star Tyler Posey slammed for fake coming out on social media

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Tyler Posey Apologizes for His Confusing Snapchat Video: 'I'm Not Gay'

Tyler Posey made waves on Friday night when Snapchat users discovered a post from the actor that suggested he had come out as gay.

On Saturday morning, the "Teen Wolf" star set the record straight, so to speak, calling what was clearly a joke merely a gesture of support for the gay community.

"Although I'm not gay, I fully support the LGBTQ community. This was a moment intended to reflect that," Posey wrote on Twitter.

What exactly was this monumental Snapchat gesture? It was Posey recording a street sign labelled "Gay Street," then posing beneath it and shouting in his best stage voice, "I've never felt more alive. I'm gay."

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Tyler Posey arrives at the Much Music Video Awards on Sunday, June 21, 2015, in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
Tyler Posey and Liz Trinnear seen at the 2015 Much Music Video Awards at the Much Music HQ on Sunday, June 21, 2015, in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jess Baumung/Invision/AP)
Tyler Posey and Liz Trinnear seen at the 2015 Much Music Video Awards at the Much Music HQ on Sunday, June 21, 2015, in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jess Baumung/Invision/AP)
Tyler Posey arrives at the MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Tyler Posey arrives at the Much Music Video Awards on Sunday, June 21, 2015, in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
Seana Gorlick and Tyler Posey arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Tyler Posey, left, and Sarah Hyland arrive at the Teen Choice Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Tyler Posey arrives at ASPCA Cocktail Event honoring Kaley Cuoco - Sweeting and Nikki Reed at a Bel Air private residence on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Katy Winn/Invision/AP)
Seana Gorlick and Tyler Posey arrive at the Teen Choice Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Seana Gorlick and Tyler Posey arrives at the Teen Choice Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Hosts Tyler Posey, left, and Sarah Hyland speak on stage at the Teen Choice Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
EXCLUSIVE - From left, Shelley Hennig, Kristin Bauer, JR Bourne, Tyler Posey and Tyler Hoechlin and attend The Flash Bash with BuzzFeed & The CW at the Marriott Gaslamp Quarter on Friday July 26, 2014 in Sand Diego. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision for Buzzfeed/AP Images)
Tyler Posey attends the "Teen Wolf" press room at Comic Con on Friday, July 25, 2014 in San Diego. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision for MTV/AP Images)
Tyler Posey and Dylan Sprayberry attend the "Teen Wolf" autograph signing on Friday, July 25, 2014 in San Diego. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision for MTV/AP Images)
Dylan O'Brien, left, and Tyler Posey attend the "Teen Wolf" panel on Day 1 of Comic-Con International on Thursday, July 24, 2014, in San Diego. (Photo by Tonya Wise/Invision/AP)
From left, Dylan O'Brien, Tyler Posey and Dylan Sprayberry attend the "Teen Wolf" panel at Comic-Con International on Thursday, July 24, 2014, in San Diego. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision for MTV/AP Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 25: Actor Tyler Posey (R) attends the Teen Wolf Grand Opening of Fan Art Exhibit at the Art Directors Club on June 25, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 25: Actor Tyler Posey attends Logo's 'Trailblazer Honors' 2015 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on June 25, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Logo)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 25: Actor Tyler Posey attends Logo's 'Trailblazer Honors' 2015 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on June 25, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Logo)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 12: Actor Tyler Posey attends The 2015 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Seana Gorlick (L) and actor Tyler Posey attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for MTV)
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Fans of his supernatural teen drama (which has been widely accused of "gay baiting," or exploiting its queer male audience) were not impressed with his goof on coming out — especially in a climate where the act is still rattled with anxiety, and even more so for young men in Hollywood.

Like Posey's own "Teen Wolf" costar Charlie Carver, who came out in a harrowing five-part Instagram post in January, where he opened up about the identity crisis he suffered having to hide his identity in show business.

Twitter responded in bunt and hilarious ways.

"Tyler Posey joking about coming out barely a month after the pulse nightclub shooting is exactly what straight privilege is," wrote user @Rehmuslupin.

"I ain't mad that Tyler Posey isn't gay it's just ugly to joke about coming out when it's a big part of the LGBTQ+ community and our lives," wrote @purposeholy.

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