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

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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NEW YORK CITY - MAY 30: Tyler Posey sighted on location filming 'Chambermaid' on May 30, 2002 on Park Avenue South in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
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Tyler Posey during Into The West West Coast Premiere - Arrivals at Directors Guild Theater in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Donato Sardella/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 25: Actors Tyler Posey and Crystal Reed arrive at the series premiere of MTV's 'Teen Wolf' at The Roosevelt Hotel on May 25, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/WireImage)
Tyler Posey and Dylan O'Brien arrives at the Camp Playboy party at Comic-Con with Sony Pictures' 'Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star' and KRU Vodka on July 22, 2011 in San Diego, California.
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 07: Actor Tyler Posey arrives at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards held at the Gibson Amphitheatre on August 7, 2011 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 13: Actor Tyler Posey attends the Maxim, FX and Fox Home Entertainment Comic-Con Party at Andaz on July 13, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for Maxim)
PASADENA, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Actor Tyler Posey poses for a portrait during the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on September 16, 2012 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for NCLR)
CULVER CITY, CA - APRIL 14: Actor Tyler Posey (R) arrives at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards at Sony Pictures Studios on April 14, 2013 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Actor Tyler Posey (R) and Philadelphia Eagles mascot Swoop attend Cartoon Network's fourth annual Hall of Game Awards at Barker Hangar on February 15, 2014 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 13: Actor Tyler Posey holds a 'HI MOM!' sign onstage at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for MTV)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 10: Recording artist Jennifer Lopez (L) and actor Tyler Posey onstage during FOX's 2014 Teen Choice Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on August 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 10: Actor Tyler Posey (R) and Seana Gorlick arrive at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on August 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 11: Actors Dylan O'Brien and Tyler Posey arrive at The Paley Center For Media's 32nd Annual PALEYFEST LA - 'Teen Wolf' event at Dolby Theatre on March 11, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 14: Actor Tyler Posey ,Tattoo Detail, attends the premiere of MTV's 'Scream' at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on June 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 09: Actor Tyler Posey attends the 'Teen Wolf' panel during Comic-Con International on July 9, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 09: (L-R) Television personality Carly Aquilino, actor and host Tyler Posey and television personality Nessa present an award during the MTV Fandom Fest San Diego Comic-Con at PETCO Park on July 9, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: Actors Vanessa Hudgens (L) and Tyler Posey pose with adoptable puppies from The Shelter Pet Project during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - January 19: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Tyler Posey visits the Young Hollywood Studio on January 19, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mary Clavering/Young Hollywood/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - JUNE 19: Gigi Hadid and Tyler Posey at the 2016 iHeartRADIO MuchMusic Video Awards at MuchMusic HQ on June 19, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
BURBANK, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 09: Actor Tyler Posey attends the 2016 MTV Movie Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on April 9, 2016 in Burbank, California. MTV Movie Awards airs April 10, 2016 at 8pm ET/PT. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for MTV)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 21: Host Tyler Posey speaks on stage at the MTV Fandom Awards San Diego at PETCO Park on July 21, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/MTV1415/Getty Images for MTV)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 14: Actor Tyler Posey attends H&M Loves Coachella Tent during day 1 of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (Weekend 1) at the Empire Polo Club on April 14, 2017 in Indio, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for H&M)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 07: Actor Tyler Posey speaks onstage during the 2017 MTV Movie And TV Awards Festival at The Shrine Auditorium on May 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 07: Tyler Posey arrives at the 2017 MTV Movie And TV Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on May 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

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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