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Blue Power Ranger David Yost: I'm Gay

Blue Power Ranger David Yost: I'm Gay

David Yost, who played the Blue Ranger on the hugely successful kids series Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, recently admitted that he was discriminated against over his sexuality.

The actor, now 41, says he quit the show because he was harassed. “I was called ‘faggot’ one too many times [by the show’s] creators, producers, writers, directors,” he shared.

David added, “I know that my costars were called in a couple of times to different producers’ offices and questioned about my sexuality, which is kind of a humiliating experience to find that out.”

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# 1

Wow! I watched this show religiously when I was a kid. I would have never guessed he was gay, but then again I was only in 2nd grade. More power to him for coming out and no one should be criticized for their sexuality.

# 2

BLUE RANGER IS GAY.. DOES HOLY-WOOD THINK WE R DAT STUPID

# 3

Even though it was years ago, he deserves my support.. he was part of something I LOVED when I was a kid!

# 4

I KNEW IT!!! Good for him for admitting it;-)

# 5

Blue Power Ranger admitted that he was actually Pink Power Ranger … anyway I loved him Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. That was the best of the all franchise.Good for him for admitting it.

# 6

that is not right that “grown men” were teasing him that way, c’mon, producers, directors, writers, etc. thats ridiculous! he did not deserve that, or anyone in his/was in his position. i remember watching the power rangers as a kid, i was the red ranger lol.

# 7

Acceptance of Gay people is mostly done with lip-service in public. Behind closed doors, I wouldn’t be surprised to find some of their most ardent public defenders have another attitude.

# 8

Acceptance of Gay people is mostly done with lip-service in public. Behind closed doors, I wouldn’t be surprised to find some of their most ardent public defenders have another attitude. That’s human nature. People in Hollywood know what side their bread is buttered on.

# 9

Good for him for coming out!

Incidentally, the Red Power Ranger supposedly appeared on Sean Cody.

I used to be a huge fan of this show when i was a kid!! I had I was very disappointed when I heard that part of the interview it must have felt awful back then having people talk about your sexuality behind your back and having them question your lack of abilities due to you sexuality. IT NOT RIGHT!!!! EQUALITY PEOPLE?!?!

When my cousins and brother and played power rangers, I was always the blue ranger and now that I think about it, I totally looked up to Billy and I think I had a huge silly tv crush on billy! haha!!! I hope everything goes well for him! <3

David Yost was great on Power Rangers! I always wondered why he walked out of the set on ZEO. Well he has my support. Kudos to him for coming out.

I cannot believe that people still go through Hell just because they’re gay.

More power to you David.

Omg, Billy is gay! I also had a crush on Billy b/c he was nerdy, looked hot in glasses, and could work a pair of blue overalls like nobody’s business. lol Aww, memories.

Kat_momof3 @ 08/26/2010 at 8:08 pm

I loved billy and as a kid, would not have guessed one way or the other… of course now that I’m older, I can see it somewhat… but again… it was teenagers/ 20-somethings portraying teens on a very g-rated show… I don’t think the sexual orientation of the actor/actress should have mattered.

I was a huge fan of Power Rangers back in the 90′s…I am so proud of David that he has had the strength to come out. My heart broke when watching the last part of the interview…he has overcome so much adversity and has done very well. Hugs to you, David!

“TRICERATOPS!!”

I thought all the power rangers were gay, especially Tommy and Kimberly.

Wait Wait…
Blue ranger is gay
Black ranger was black
Yellow Ranger was Asian..
What am i missing here?

@how?: How does blue relate to being gay?

He was obviously gay on the show. No surprise here…except his terrible receding hairline…-cries-

Nooooo!!!!!! Not another one!!! Nothing against homosexuals, he was just my Prince when I was a little girl. I absolutely loved this guy! T_T there goes all my childhood fantasies…*snif**

It’s so great to hear him talk about a hard time in his life, especially as he was someone who was apart of the Power Rangers which was a major interest of mine and institution of my childhood. Everyone is who they are and no one should discriminate against them and its great for him to talk openly about his sexuality. All support to David and everyone else going through the same experience.

Lith your childhood fantasies shouldn’t be ruined just because he’s gay…gay guys can be heroes too :)

This interview makes me respect David that much more and makes me disrespect the director of the series a huge amount. Though they did the show well, the treatment of those actors sure seems like a bad love affair”oh we can just get rid of you if you don’t like something we do”. The idea of replacing actors every year DOES NOT WORK in America, where children (like myself at the time) look up to those same people, they look up to both the character AND the actor, not just the character themselves.
I had always wondered why “Billy” seemed to drop off the face of the earth, now I know, and I’m glad I know the truth from his perspective as to why he left the series.

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