Words can hurt, even words pompous words like "fey." Who uses the word "fey" anymore? Well, it turns out that Bryan Cranston does.
In a 2009 interview with IGN, Cranston was talking about the possibility that the Blue Ranger, who happens to be named Billy Cranston, was named after him. He then called the Blue Ranger the "fey one," meaning gay.
Well, David Yost, the actor who played the Blue Ranger in the original TV series, didn't take Cranston's comments as a joke. You see, Yost came out in 2010. Bet Cranston didn't see that one coming!
Yost told NBC OUT...
"When I read that interview, which took place about a year before I came out publicly, it really hurt me. In his mind, he probably thinks he was being funny, but that's the kind of thing that's not funny, and that's the kind of thing I would hear while I was working on set. And when you hear stuff like that enough times, it gets to you."
But Cranston, being the gentleman we all hoped he was, got word of Yost's hurt feelings and issued this statement...
"To be honest, I don't remember saying that. But I accept that I may have as Mr. Yost suggests, in an attempt at humor. To hear that my impulsive comment hurt someone's feelings, makes me contrite. I accept responsibility for the thoughtless remark and apologize to Mr. Yost and anyone else who may have been offended."
"Makes me contrite...," he just loves words, doesn't he?
Cranston is probably clearing this mess up now because he's slated to play Zordon in the forthcoming Power Rangers reboot. Regardless, good job Cranston for owning up to it. When does that ever happen in Hollywood?