Neil Patrick Harris Says He Came Out to Avoid Witch Hunt

April 19th, 2007 // 5 Comments

Neil Patrick Harris told talk-show host, Ellen DeGeneres, on her show that his decision to publicly come out via People magazine back in November was based on his suspicions that he was going to find himself on the receiving end of some “media scrutiny.” According to People:

Harris, who shot to fame as a teen doctor on Doogie Howser, M.D., now plays philandering Barney on CBS’s How I Met Your Mother. “He’s a crazy womanizer on the show so I just didn’t find [my sexual orientation] important,” he tells DeGeneres. “But other people did and I sort sensed this witch-hunt brewing.”

Aww, I just heart him so much. Back in the day, I was so in love Doogie, I taught myself how to play the theme song to the show on the piano. And after finding out he’s gay, my attraction makes so much sense. I like to imagine we would have gone to prom together, and we would have been such a lovely couple–a young, adorable gay and his delusional, love-struck beard.


By Lisa Timmons

  1. lookwhaticando

    He looks really hot in that first picture, I use to love Doogie Howser back in the day.

  2. celena

    He is actually HILARIOUS as pervy Barney on How I Met Your Mother. That show is one of the funniest around and even better than FRIENDS.
    NPH carries that show with his acting.
    Who cares if he is gay.. honestly.

  3. angela

    celina, I’m with you on that one. I totally watch the show because of NPH. He’s a funny mofo!! Who knew???

  4. Word!

    I care if he’s gay. Damn, he looks good. I used to watch the show with my parents. They thought it was quality programming, I was in love.

  5. Jerry

    YES YES YES, I think NPH is one sexy man and i was so happy when he came out. He is outstanding on HIMYM and he looks great in the pics. More pics of great guys like NPH and less of the dirty\stinky looking Adam Brody, Orlando Bloom, etc

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