A "Power Rangers" reunion? Don't hold your breath.
Earlier this week, David Yost -- a.k.a. the Blue Ranger -- refused an offer to appear on an episode of "Power Rangers Megaforce," claiming he was treated poorly by the producers of the show.
The openly gay actor, who appeared on the show from 1993-1996, said he experienced homophobic abuse while on "Power Rangers" and is "done with abusive relationships," according to TMZ.
“I walked off set one day during the middle of lunch .... I just had made a decision,” Yost told the fan site No Pink Spandex in 2010 of his exit from the series. “The reason I walked off was is because I was called f***** one too many times ... from creators, producers, writers, directors ... I know that my co-stars were called in a couple times to different producers' offices and questioned about my sexuality, which is kind of a humiliating experience to hear that ... I was worried that I might take my own life ... I needed to leave when I left.”
Yost revealed to No Pink Spandex that shortly after exiting "Power Rangers," he participated in Pray The Gay Away for two years. Eventually, he had a nervous breakdown and had to be hospitalized for five weeks. "It frustrates me that I hated myself on such a level that I couldn't accept myself," he told the website.
A day after Yost made his announcement, Walter Jones, the original Black Ranger, said he wouldn't be participating either.
“I’m very sorry to disappoint the fans as I would have loved to be a part of it,” Jones said in an interview with TMZ. “David, who I still keep in touch with regularly, is a very great guy and it would have been fun to work together again on something we helped originate.”
"Power Rangers Megaforce" follows the Power Rangers as they battle the evil Warstar aliens. The series stars Ciara Hanna, Christina Masterson, Andrew Gray, Azim Rizk, John Mark Loudermilk and Robo Knight.
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