Shannon Purser comes out as bisexual:
Actress Shannon Purser, who you know as Barb from Stranger Things and/or Ethel on CW’s Riverdale, got in a bit of a Twitter fight this week with some fans about queerbaiting on the latter show.
After a back-and-forth with fans who accused her of discounting their concerns, Shannon posted a personal note apologizing and also coming out as bisexual. She wrote:
I don’t normally do this, but I figure now is just as good a time as any to get personal. I’ve only just recently come out as bisexual to my family and friends. It’s something I am still processing and trying to understand and I don’t like talking about it too much. I’m very very new to the LGBT community. I have never heard the term ‘queer-baiting’ in my life until today. That being said, I have never ever wanted to alienate anyone and my tweet was thoughtless. I wasn’t referring to all the Beronica shippers, just the ones who had been particularly cruel to me personally. Either way, it wasn’t a wise or kind thing to say and I’m disappointed in myself, especially as a Christian who has always been taught to speak love to others. Thank you to all the people who kindly reached out to me and educated me about the reality [of] your feelings about queer-baiting and I apologize to those who were hurt. Much love-Shannon
Woohoo! Welcome to the bi squad, Shannon. We’re thrilled to have you.