A man who claimed to be an “online fitness coach” published screenshots of direct messages between himself and Diaz.
In the messages, Diaz asked if the presumed fitness coach if he “accepted indecent proposals.” When the man declined, Diaz apologized then asked him not to share the thread. Of course, the man leaked the screenshots nevertheless. Screenshots instantly circulated on social media before being published by a tabloid.
Diaz was speechless. Then he broke his silence and came out as bisexual:
“Thank you for the thousands of messages of love and support all over twitter and my message requests here on Instagram,” he wrote on Instagram.
“Never again will I be shackled by the fear of what might be said about who I am for fear of losing my career. I will seek help, heal and champion change, acceptance and representation for the bisexual community and/or anyone who is met with prejudice in our society.”
Diaz continued, “It was not my intention to hurt anyone or elude the truth of who I am for all these years but rather a showbiz decision based on the state of our nation in regards to acceptance and representation of who I am.”
He concluded, “My passion is performing, making people happy and making people smile. My only hope is that I can continue to use this platform to do such in whatever new path this universe-given experience has opened up for me. For now, I will rest, reevaluate, and come back stronger and better than ever. I love you all, I have learned, and I am growing.”
We hope that actor Alex Diaz will continue his career with success and the fact that he is bisexual will not have negative impact.