Saturday Night Live cast member Bowen Yang is opening up about a heartbreaking experience.
The comedian, 29, spoke about gay conversion therapy during a profile in The New York Times published on Saturday. Yang told the outlet that his parents found out he was gay when they discovered “lewd conversations” on his AOL Instant Messenger when he was 17 years old.
“They just sat me down and yelled at me and said, ‘We don’t understand this. Where we come from, this doesn’t happen,’ ” he recalled.
“I’d only seen my father cry when my grandpa died and now he’s sobbing in front of me every day at dinner,” Yang shared. “And I’m thinking, ‘How do I make this right?’ This is the worst thing you can do as a child of immigrants. It’s just like you don’t want your parents to suffer this much over you....