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‘EastSiders’ Creator Kit Williamson on Working With Gay Porn’s Resident Trumpster, Colby Keller

In a new essay for The Advocate, gay actor Kit Williamson opens up about that Colby Keller EastSiders Season 3 appearance. It became a controversial cameo after we were all aware that Keller voted for Donald Trump in the most recent presidential election.

In the essay, Williamson reveals that many people have thrown negative comments his way because of his decision to work with gay porn’s resident Trumpster.

“The news of Colby’s political views hit me like a deplorable’s pickup truck,” says Williamson. “I was already mourning the loss of Susan Sarandon, and now there was an interloper in our midst. To make matters worse, I had already written a joke about Susan Sarandon’s politics into the script.”

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“To be clear, Colby’s a ‘bring about the revolution’ Trump supporter. Having read his thoughts on politics, I think his primary issue is being disconnected from the lives of the people impacted by a Trump regime,” he says. “A vote in the name of abstract ideals isn’t worth the consequences for so many people’s lives, immigrants especially. But that’s neither here nor there.”

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Colby Keller in ‘EastSiders’

Williamson admits the Colby Keller EastSiders cameo came after some debate, mostly because the star and producer of the show didn’t think Trump would actually win.

“I may have been wrong about that, but I sincerely doubt that Colby’s comments impacted anyone’s vote,” he shares. “I honestly don’t know if it was the right decision, but I know I wouldn’t want to lose my job because I’m a Democrat.”

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He makes a valid point about what would it look like if the shoe were on the other foot. However, we’re not quite sure we agree that Keller didn’t impact anyone’s vote. As a porn star in the queer community, he does have a platform, and it’s possible some of his fans were inspired by his words.

“There’s no dramatic ending to this story. Colby was professional on set, friendly with the crew, and I’m happy with how his scenes came out. I’ve had a lot of people reach out in anger, attacking me and the show for working with him.”

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“I want the people I’ve spoken with to know that I understand what they’re feeling,” he says. “I’m still angry at this country, and I desperately want someone to blame. Colby’s an easy target, but I’m not sure he’s the right one.”

What did you think of the Colby Keller EastSiders appearance? Sound off in the comments. You can catch EastSiders on Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and Vimeo.

  • aagold76 .

    Keller’s an anarchist- anarchy leads to murder and mayhem- pretty easy to stand against that. I won’t watch ANYTHING with him in it. Bye Felicia!

  • Stevencs

    When the other shoe is not on a democrat/republican/trumpist but on a person who fosters hate, nazis, white supremacy, racism, separatism and hate in all its forms, but most of all, a person so against the LGBTQI community and all the effort we’ve gone through to even reach this point in our history, when there’s hate crimes running rampant, civil right being violated, etc; speaking in its favor deserves grave consequences. Colby Keller’s “anarchist” views are indicative of a person that is so far removed from the people affected, and the fact that he doesn’t realize what he has supported, be it in a big or small way, deserves nothing but our contempt.
    This person spoke for a regime that was against us and so many others, and he deserves all the negativity he’s getting and hopefully this costs him work and makes people forget about him, so that no one ever sees even a tweet for him to preach such dangerous words.
    And having invited this person with such a speech, whether they thought Trump would win or not, shows their moral decadence. There’s tons of pronstars in the world that would not stand for a hatemonger and they should have considered that from the outset. Hate speech is hate speech, and those who support it should not be represented by us in the media.

  • Connor Basilomar

    Colby isn’t an easy target. He isn’t anything. He has no influence, importance or relevance in any substantive way other than being someone to jerk off to. This is the same guy who created a Go Fund Me page so he could travel around the country getting laid. He’s just a cock attached to a guy hungry for attention.

  • jckfmsincty

    Boycott CK.