[David] Yost didn’t come out as gay until after he left [Mighty Morphin Power Rangers], but there has been talk about his sexual orientation pretty much since he first joined the cast in 1993. So naturally, not wanting to accidentally treat a gay guy like a human being, a lot of the crew decided to just play it safe and be complete jerks to Yost whenever they had the chance.
According to the actor, he had been called a “faggot” on numerous occasions while filming the show, and even had to deal with the producers calling in his co-stars and questioning them about his sexuality. … It eventually got so bad that one day Yost decided he’d had enough and simply walked off set during lunch, never to return. Some may call it unprofessional. Yost called it trying to avoid suicide due to all the anger and emotional abuse. That sadly didn’t help much, because he then spent two years trying to “pray the gay away” before finally suffering a nervous breakdown. (via 4 TV Shows You Loved That Were a Nightmare Behind the Scenes)
Former Power Ranger actors to star in new film, The Order. Get the reunion you’ve been waiting for!
When the cast was approached to join The Order, they realized quickly
that this meant we would be getting the band back together and taking it
to a whole new level. After just one meeting, 18 cast members agreed to
work to shoot a sizzle reel to help promote the project through crowd
funding and private investors .
Enter to the-order-movie.com to watch the full trailer of this amazing project, and to contribute for make it possible… The cast includes: Austin St. John, Walter Emanuel Jones, David Yost, Karan Ashley, Johnny Yong Bosch, Deborah Estelle Phillips, Jason Faunt, Erin Cahill, Catherine Sutherland, Azim Rizk, Dan Southworth, Nakia Burrise, Paul Schrier, Steve Cardenas, Blake Foster, Alyson Kiperman Sullivan, David Fielding, Hilary Shepard, and more cast announcements are coming soon!
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Centuries ago, a legendary inter-dimensional being known as Zordon came to the city of Angel Grove to establish a command center for his never-ending struggle against evil. With the aid of his trusted assistant, Alpha 5, the noble master sought six extraordinary teengagers and gave them the power to transform into a superhuman fighting force. In time of great need, the young heroes could use their powers to call upon colossal assault vehicles known as Zords. The identity of the six remained a guarded secret. Today, that tradition continues…