Posted: 9 December, 2013
Australian Actors Coming Out Video Goes Viral
Australian actor Harry Cook has posted a video on his YouTube channel coming out as a proud gay man.
Cook said that he was "pretty scared about doing this" in the video that was posted on Sunday and now viewed over 35,000 times.
Today Network's Geoff Field wrote on his Facebook page commending the 22-year-old for his openness.
"He has thought long and hard about this, and taken into account the effect it will have on his career," Field wrote.
"But in the end Harry decided to be honest with himself, and this video is not asking for sympathy, but understanding. Please support Harry for his honesty and openness."
Cook wrote in the description of his video, "This is one of the hardest things I've ever had to do but I know it's the right thing to do. I hope I can have your support. :)"
The actor follows a long list of high-profile celebs, including diver Tom Daley last week.