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Director and actor Eugene Lee Yang comes out as gay in powerful video – Watch

The Try Guys star previously said he identified as queer

By Steve Brown

Words: Steve Brown

The Try Guys and YouTube star Eugene Lee Yang has come out as gay in a powerful dance video.

Titled ‘I’m Gay’, the video – which is accompanied by music by ODESZA – shows Yang dancing in a family setting but when he goes to put on lipstick, he is slapped around his head.

Yang is then seen in a church congregation staring as the preacher rants. We then see his attracted to a male dancer.

However, despite the happy setting, a man walks in and points his finger at the dancers and Yang is later seen beaten and bloodied next to a dumpster.

The powerful video ends with him staring defiantly at the camera.

Writing on Twitter, he said: “I created this music video as my personal way of coming out as a proud gay man who has many unheard, specific stories to tell.

“I withheld because of fear and shame shaped by my background but I promise to give my full truth in the rest of my life’s work.”

Watch the video below: