“13 Reasons Why” star Brandon Flynn got candid about what it’s like for LGBTQ celebrities to have their dating lives analyzed in a new interview with Variety.
Flynn, 25, came out as part of the LGBTQ community in 2017. He recently moved in with “Game of Thrones” and “Rocketman” star Richard Madden. The pair have been spotted together around Los Angeles causing rumors to swirl that they could be dating.
“It’s all just something to egg on some sort of rumor cycle that will just keep going around until you finally get something that will actually just make it all true or false,” Flynn told Variety. “So, it’s hard not to feel scandalized. It feels like a slight. But no one wants to write that article or read that article that would be like, ‘Oh! Brandon is with this person and we are so happy for them.’”
He also believes there would be less speculation about his relationship with Madden if he was a woman.
“There’s always something behind it and there’s always some sort of scandal that wants to be revealed, and that’s frustrating. And in fact, it wouldn’t be there if I was with a woman,” Flynn says.
Flynn previously dated singer Sam Smith for nine months.