If you had to guess, which of the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers would you say was gay?
Even though the originals dismantled from the franchise back in 1996, nearly fifteen years ago, it’s taken one of them until now to come out.
So if you are wondering where Billy, the blue ranger, played by David Yost has been for the past fifteen years, you should have checked the closet.
In an interview with Power Rangers fansite No Pink Spandex, Yost finally outed himself.
Yost explained that the reason he left the show in 1996, was because he was tired of being discriminated for being gay.
“I was called ‘f*ggot’ one too many times [by the show’s] creators, producers, writers, directors.”
He even explains that his friends, the other cast members were called in to private meetings regarding his sexuality.
Could that have been why they all eventually left the series? It definitely wasn’t for bigger and better things…
Check out the interview HERE. And congrats David!