The second incarnation of my blog
I’m reblogging this article and image to point out how the net highlights your history, whoever you are. Colton Haynes is an actor (no comment required) and a good looking guy. In his youth he featured in a gay magazine and now clearly regrets it and is threatening legal action to those that publish the images online.
Well, I think Colton needs to grow up. His legal team don’t want the “private, obscene, lewd and pornographic photographs” on show. They are none of these of course – they are very very softcore. And as these images were previously published, the only complaint could be from XY Magazine who don’t want the images reproduced. As I say, Colton needs to understand that the only reason people are now annoyed and are sharing the images is because he is acting like a diva. Grow a pair will you!
Several blogs have received notices from Bryan J. Freedman, an attorney claiming to represent actor Colton Haynes, threatening legal action if they do not remove the “private, obscene, lewd and pornographic photographs” of Haynes kissing another guy—images he took as a minor for the March 2006 issue of gay photo mag XY. This wouldn’t have anything to do with the fact that Haynes’s new MTV show Teen Wolf is debuting this weekend, would it? We would say Haynes is pulling a Dustin Zito, except for the fact that Haynes’ pictures aren’t even remotely pornographic or private. The teen wolf has apparently hired a teen lawyer.
You remember Dustin Zito. Right before his appearance on the Real World: Las Vegas (The Search for More Ratings), the gay porn studio where he used to wank off made a sad attempt to remove his gay porn images from the innernets. We still have SFW versions of those images, but the XY pictures of Haynes don’t feature any sex or nudity at all; they just show Haynes swapping spit with another guy.
Also, if these so-called “private” pics ran in XY magazine (which had a pretty high circulation in its heyday), then they fall under First Amendment protections of Fair Use. That’s why we’re posting some of them here for you in our handy gallery. That’s only the iceberg tip of the fishiness surrounding this lawyer. But if you wanna know about that you’ll have to read the whole sordid tale over at DoorQ, the site where we got the above image.