Modern Family Star Reveals When He Got Caught Stealing Gay Porn

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Modern Family star, Jesse Tyler Ferguson reveals how he came out was a complete embarrassing accident.

Modern Family actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson did not really have a plan for when he wanted to reveal to others that he was gay. But, in a twisted turn of events, his coming out was more of a mistake.

Ferguson, who is now quite open about his sexuality and married to Justin Mikita revealed his embarrassing coming out story to Aisha Tyler on her Girl on Guy podcast.

Well, I was caught stealing gay porn when I was 14. So, I always considered that my coming-out. … It was so humiliating. I had been stealing porn for a while. I had quite a little collection. And I would bring it into the house, and then I’d get nervous, so I’d hide it under the mattress, or I’d hide it behind a shed in the backyard. And then it would get rained on, and I’d have to go get the barbecue tongs to [get it out].

But eventually, he got caught forcing him to come out to his father.

I had been stealing porn and I had three magazines underneath my shirt. I guess the certain magazine that I picked up had a sensor in it, and I set off the alarm. I had to go back to the woman who asked me if I had anything in my backpack – she was giving me the benefit of the doubt.

I couldn’t be like, ‘some porn fell inside my pants’ – I lifted up my shirt and I had tears in my eyes. She took me to the back room and they brought my dad in, showed him the nature of the material that I was stealing. It was really, really humiliating.”

Ferguson revealed that he came out to his dad three times previously, but says his family eventually grew to be supportive of his sexality.

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