“Nurse Jackie” Star Haaz Sleiman Comes Out As Gay

Haaz Sleiman

Haaz Sleiman, a Lebanese-American actor (Nurse Jackie, The State, Of Kings and Prophets) came out as gay this week via Twitter.

“I am a gay, Muslim, Arab-American man. And I’m going to take it even further: Not only am I gay, but I’m also a bottom. Not only am I a bottom, but I’m also a total bottom which means I like it up you know where.”

“And I say this to all the homophobes living in the United States of America and across the globe. If you ever come to me, to kill me just because I’m gay, I will destroy you. I might be gay and I might be a nice guy, but don’t get it twisted because I will fuck you up.”

The 41-year-old actor said he was responding to a recent study finding that more LGBT Americans were murdered so far this year than in all of 2016.

In an Instagram post, Sleiman brought up a 2009 interview with The Advocate where he said he was straight and had a girlfriend after being asked if he was gay.

Sleiman explained on social media that he spoke to the LGBT publication on the condition that he would not answer personal questions.

“At the end of the half hour interview over the phone the idiot interviewer, whom I think was gay, asked me if was gay or straight,” he writes. “I was so shocked. I froze. My body started shaking. And then I lied and said I was straight. Shame on gay people who are not kind to other gay people. He did that on purpose.”