Bella Thorne has always been super open about her sexuality, and now she is addressing the biphobia she has sadly experienced in Hollywood.
Speaking to Gay Times, the Disney Channel alum got real about the negativity she has had to endure after coming out as bisexual. Being in the public eye is tough enough, but getting criticized and mistreated for being who you are is something no one should have to face.
She said, “There were a few places on the acting side that were very negative about it. There was someone who, right after I came out, canceled my audition. It’s not like anybody comes up to you and says, ‘Well, you’re gay so I’m not going to hire you.’ I haven’t had that. But you can just tell by the way that people act differently around you, the way they treat you differently, the way that they look at you or the way that they tip toe around certain subjects because they’re walking on eggshells. In this business, that behavior makes it all very obvious.”
Back in 2016, the former Shake It Up star announced her sexuality in a simple tweet. “Yes,” she replied to a fan who asked if she was bisexual.
— BITCHIMBELLATHORNE (@bellathorne) August 23, 2016
The actress further spoke about her desire to date women in a 2017 interview with Harper’s Bazaar.
“I’ve done other stuff with girls, but I really want to actually date a girl. I can’t tell if a girl is hitting on me or she just wants to be friends. And I don’t want to flirt with a girl if she thinks I’m just being her friend. What if I kiss a girl and she’s like, ‘Oh, I’m just your friend, dude, I can’t believe you just crossed that boundary’? I’m confused on what they want from me,” she said.
We love that the Midnight Sun star is speaking out in hopes that maybe it’ll help someone dealing with a similar situation. You go, Bella!
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