On the last Saturday, actor Igor Cosso, who plays Júnior on the soap opera Salve-se Quem Puder (on Globo Network), revealed he is gay on his Instagram. Cosso even said that he lost 4 thousand followers after his coming out, dropping to 380 thousand followers.
Já perdi 4 mil seguidores por conta do meu post 🌈 .
— Igor Cosso (@igorcosso) June 27, 2020
“Since I’m losing followers, here’s a clearer and more beautiful picture of me, full of love. :) (thanks for the good energy! Let us be happy and proud of ourselves, always!)”, he wrote on the caption of a post in which he introduces his boyfriend.
THE TABLES HAVE TURNED
On the other hand, from Sunday to the early evening of last Tuesday, Igor gained 100 thousand followers. The actor made a point to let his 480 thousand followers know it with a celebrating post in which he dubbed the Brazilian meme “Wasn’t he gay?”.
On his Twitter, Igor said that he hadn’t come out before due to his fear of losing work. “It seems like I took an important step for myself today”, he wrote. “May I be an example of character, courage and freedom for everyone who follow my work as an actor. Let there be work, because this has always been my fear, actually” , he continued. “I’m aware of my privileges within the LGBTQIA+ acronym as a standard white cis male and I hope to use them to bring more respect, voice and empathy for everyone” , he finished.