'Modern Family' Star Reid Ewing Claps Back at a Tweet About His Sexuality

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Reid Ewing is best known for playing Haley's lovable (if dimwitted) on again, off again boyfriend Dylan on Modern Family, but he recently penned an essay that showed just how little he once loved himself. 27-year-old Reid recently penned an essay for the Huffington Post about his battle with body dysmorphic disorder, a condition that caused him to seek out plastic surgeries in order to "fix" the things that he didn't like about himself. He then went on Good Morning America to discuss the essay, and in the segment, made a comment that made one fan on Twitter question his sexuality. Reid's response to that user deserves a very long slow clap.

Reid was featured in a segment alongside another man who suffered from BDD, and casually mentioned that he found the man attractive. A Twitter user then asked if that meant that Reid had just "outed" himself. Here's what Reid replied:Reid wasn't discussing his sexuality in the Good Morning America segment, so the fact that someone chose to take that away from his discussion of his BDD means that this person likely missed the point entirely. Though it's a tad disappointing that Reid's sexuality is what this person wants to talk about, Reid's nonchalant response is pretty epic - after all, who really cares who Reid is attracted to? Clearly Reid didn't feel like making a big gesture about what gender he's interested in, because at the end of the day it has nothing to do with who he is as an actor or public figure. He's not hiding his sexuality: he's just being Reid.

People who make bold statements about coming out of the closet are brave, and they should be applauded for letting the world in on who they are. At the same time, I think it's a good thing that we don't always have to make a big announcement about who we are attracted to or fall in love with: if straight people don't have to "come out" as hetero, why should anyone else? Kudos to Reid for reminding us that he has nothing to hide when it comes to who he is.

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