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Wesley Eure: "I Got Fired From DAYS for Being Gay"

Former teen idol Wesley Eure, who is most remembered for his stint on the original Land of the Lost series, has come out as a gay man to After Elton, revealing a brief relationship with Dr. Kildaire himself Richard Chamberlain, and the fact that he was fired from Days of Our Lives— where he played Mike Horton from 1974-81— because of his sexuality.


AE:Do you think being gay hurt your career?

WE: Absolutely. It was a horrible time in Hollywood, being gay. It was horrible. I was on the cover of Tiger Beat and all those a lot, and they'd do those "Win A Date With Wesley" and "Who's Wesley Dating?" It was so disingenuous. I had a full life. I've had a lot of friends and some pretty high profile partners, and it was an odd thing. I got fired from Days of Our Lives for being gay.

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