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April 19th, 2007 under How I Met Your Mother, Neil Patrick Harris

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Neil Patrick Harris has a sit down with Ellen Degeneres on Thursday and tells how he was forced out according to People. He tells her, "this sort of witch-hunt brewing" He explains toher how it started, "There was a little of media scrutiny heading my way,. People were starting to ask for stories of other people that may have fooled around with me, and the last thing you want to do is talk about your private life based on scandal. I'm not a very scandalous person and so I didn't want to have to respond to some story, whether it was lie or truth – so I just made a statement and sort squashed the fires. I am happy to dispel any rumors or misconceptions and am quite proud to say that I am a very content gay man living my life to the fullest. My life had been relatively open in my world. I've been dating the same guy for three years and our families know. We go out together all the time but I just feel like as an actor part of your occupation is retaining a bit of mystery so you can be believable in many different types of roles, so I never felt it was an obligation for me to hold pinkies down the red carpet or anything." So how does he feel about these forced outings, "If someone doesn't want to talk about stuff or if someone has reason that they don't want to, I don't think they need to be criticized and chastised necessarily for that," he says, "unless they're blatantly lying about things. I'm not such a fan of pushing, pushing people to make decisions." Although he was forced out, he is OK with the circumstances."For me that is the greatest ending to the story so far – that nothing really has changed at all," he says. "I'm doing nothing different and people aren't behaving differently towards me. … People heard and they're like yeah, and? That attitude, I think, was great." I still remember when he was forced out and I think it was disgusting how far Perez Hilton went to out him. I think if someone wants to come out it should be of their own accord. 


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