Blue Ranger David Yost says Bryan Cranston is homophobic

Bryan Cranston Homophobic: Actor Bryan Cranston attends the "Macbeth" Broadway opening night at the Longacre Theatre

Paste-eating nerds everywhere are celebrating the fact that Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston is starring in the new (and much darker) reboot of the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. But one former cast member is far from pleased.

David Yost, who played the role of Blue Power Ranger Billy, took to Twitter to call comments Cranston made seven years ago “not cool.” Yost added, “I’m not a fan of homophobes.” (The tweet has since been taken down.)

Cranston’s homophobic comment in question

What’s all the upset about? Back in 2009, IGN interviewed Cranston, where he discussed his previous role as a voice actor for the series and the fact that they named the Blue Ranger after him.

Cranston cracked a joke about being named after the Blue Ranger, saying it was a “problem” because Billy was the “fey” one. Oof, Bryan, that’s kind of homophobic.

Yost has claimed he was harassed on set for being gay, and says he quit because he was called “faggot” one too many times. Nevertheless, we think he’s reading way too much into Cranston’s joke here. 

So…is Bryan Cranston homophobic?

Bryan Cranston homophobic: Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston arrives to the Netflix premiere of "El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie" Premiere on OCT 07, 2019 in Hollywood, CA

The actor has been a very vocal advocate for marriage equality, telling GLAAD that those who oppose same-sex marriage are “absurd” and must “end this silliness.” Not only that, but the Breaking Bad star has even been in some advertisements for HRC’s Americans for Marriage Equality.

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Still, our favorite TV dad wanted to make things right. Since the comments made in the interview, Bryan Cranston has apologized to Yost. “To hear that my impulsive comment hurt someone’s feelings, makes me contrite,” he said in a statement.

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