Colton Haynes launched his new fan site complete with a merchandise shop on Tuesday, drawing both fervid support and criticism online.
“It’s super limited edition stuff” Haynes says in a welcome video that he adds should not to be confused with his apparel brand that will reportedly be launching at the end of the year.
The fan merch line includes iPhone cases–
–along with t shirts and hats that say “DADDY” and “Anxious”, which Haynes says alludes to what people call him on Twitter and his battle with anxiety.
I did the DADDY Merch cause y'all have always called me that on Twitter 🙂 & y'all know why i did the ANXIOUS items!
— Colton Haynes (@ColtonLHaynes) July 5, 2016
Photographer Tyler Shields contributed to the line, taking many of the photographs that are used in the merchandise.
Most of the items can be ‘upgraded’ with Haynes’ autograph for $25.
Skeptics and critics of the new line have been as vocal as Haynes’ fans.
colton haynes apparel pandering to the gays w the 2 main tenets of homosexuality: pic.twitter.com/qAy1JeGhDS
— shonda rhimes wrote crossroads (@jersing) July 5, 2016
THEM: “should I buy a Colton Haynes ‘Daddy’ T-shirt?”
— Kevin O'Wreath 🎄 (@kevinpokeeffe) July 5, 2016
Should I buy a $40 tee-shirt "designed" by Colton Haynes or should I start using apricot scrub as lube?
— Phillip Henry (@MajorPhilebrity) July 5, 2016
*Noah Galvin orders 7 "Colton Haynes Anxious" shirts*
*Address is rejected*
*Sends them to Martha Plimpton's house* pic.twitter.com/p1f7x4pUx1
— Adam Sass is Drafting (@TheAdamSass) July 5, 2016
One thing everyone seems to be able to agree on is that the items are tres expensive.
— @Bléů (@luigi2016) July 5, 2016
Haynes recently officially came out as gay.