Shemar Moore
Shemar Moore posted a cryptic note on Instagram after being asked to address gay rumors. Pictured: The former “Criminal Minds” actor arriving at the iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards in Toronto, Canada on June 19, 2016. Reuters/Peter Power

After he was asked to finally address incessant speculation about his sexuality, Shemar Moore took to Instagram to post a cryptic message about drama, objectification and judgement. Nonetheless, fans of the former “Criminal Minds” star responded positively to his rant.

On Tuesday, Moore surprised his fans when he posted what appears to be a screengrab of a message he personally wrote on the spur of the moment. In his note, the 46-year-old actor ranted on how people like to be entertained, so they follow other people’s drama, objectify them and even judge them. He added how people lift others up just to knock them down. Moore also mentioned how the truth is not something that people want to hear but that he still has faith in others who do not take part in this kind of behavior.

Because of the actor’s post, many of his fans were triggered to share their opinion on the issues he tackled in his rant. One wrote: “I speak how I feel and I speak my mind. I’m officially at a point to where my happiness matters the most in my life. I should’ve learned and practiced this many years ago.” Another questioned: “Why is it such a crime to be true to yourself these days?”

It isn’t clear what caused Moore to write the cryptic message, but it did come after an interview with where he was asked to respond to rumors claiming he is gay. “I just think it’s all silly. If you’re gay, you’re gay. I’m not, and I know that and I’m very comfortable with who I am and I love women,” Moore said. “I’ve dated plenty of them. If you think I’m gay, send your girlfriend over to my house for the weekend and see what happens. For real.”

Moore also clapped back at his detractors by calling them ignorant for labeling him gay just because he takes pictures with his gay fans. “I have fans that are gay, men that come up to me, and they're inspired by me, or they like me as an entertainer. And when they want to give me a hug or take pictures with me, what, am I supposed to not put my arm around them or stand next to them, and if the man next to me in the picture is gay, that makes me gay? That's just simpleminded ignorance, and I don't play that,” Moore said.