Haaz Sleiman is best known for playing Mohammed “Mo-Mo” De La Cruz, a gay nurse on Showtime’s Nurse Jackie. The 41-year-old Lebanese-American actor has come out as gay in a video he posted on social media. He also revealed he’s a ‘total bottom.’ Get it gurl!!! The video was in response to a study that found more LGBTQ Americans have been murdered this year than all of 2016.
“I am a gay, Muslim, Arab-American man. And I’m going to take it even further: Not only am I gay, but I’m also a bottom. Not only am I a bottom, but I’m also a total bottom which means I like it up you know where,” Haaz said. “And I say this to all the homophobes living in the United States of America and across the globe… Why not? If you ever come to me, to kill me just because I’m gay… I will destroy you.”
In 2009, Sleiman identified himself as straight and had a girlfriend during an interview with The Advocate. He explained in another Instagram post why he did so. Apparently, personal questions were off the table but the reporter didn’t know that. Check out his coming out clip below, along with his post on why he publicly denied his homosexuality years ago.
The advocate wanted to interview me. I told Showtime only on one condition, no personal questions. The advocate agreed. At the end of the half hour interview over the phone the idiot interviewer, whom I think was gay (?), asked me if was gay or straight (no personal questions)… I was so shocked. I froze. My body started shaking. And then I lied and said I was straight. Shame on gay people who are not kind to other gay people. He did that on purpose. ?