In an Instagram Q&A with fans, Keiynan Lonsdale (Love Simon, The Flash) announced he was through with the personal pronoun “he” and asked that henceforth “he” be referred to as “tree.” As in “What is tree thinking?”
“Okay, this might sound stupid, but I don’t care. I don’t think this is offensive… but, I don’t want to go by ‘he’ anymore, I just want to go by ‘tree’. I want people to call me ‘tree’, because we all come from trees, so it doesn’t matter if you’re a he or a she or a they or a them. At the end of the day, everyone’s a tree. I want to call my friends tree, and me tree, and everyone tree. So, I think like now when people ask me what my preferred pronoun is, I’m going to say ‘tree’. I’m not high by the way, this is just me.”
When asked if tree’s gay, Lonsdale responded:
“I’m still surprised I get this question. I came out not really as anything last year, but as not straight. Now it just depends on the day, sometimes I’m bisexual, sometimes I’m gay, sometimes I feel straight, sometimes I’m not anything. It doesn’t matter. Either way, throughout all of that, I’m Keiynan. So if your question is, ‘Am I Keiynan?’ yes, I am Keiynan.”
I mean, tree’s adorable, and more power to…. um… “trim”?…. but I’m not sure this will catch on.
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