Actor Ryan Sampson has come out and he did it by introducing the world to his boyfriend.
33-year-old Sampson is a British actor on the ITV2 series Plebs, who’s also worked on Doctor Who and The Crown, and he’s in headlines today because of a response to a Twitter troll.
Apparently, Sampson received a homophobic message in the DMs of his Instagram account. In response, he decided to be the change he wanted to see by coming out himself. And his way of doing so? Sharing a picture of his boyfriend.
As he wrote on Twitter: “Hi y’all. So. I was on Instagram and I looked at my direct messages and it turned out someone was trying to rope me in to some (pretty creaky) homophobic banter. Huh! So, for clarity, here’s a pic of me and the boyf. Just to, y’know… straighten that one out. As it were.”
Fans on Twitter gave Sampson well-wishes and congratulations on coming out and his happy relationship, and we here at Instinct Magazine would like to do the same.