Bella Thorne Discusses Why She Came Out As Bisexual
Bella Thorne rose to fame on the hit Disney Channel show Shake It Up in 2010, and since then, the actress has starred in several films and even her own TV show, Famous in Love. Aside from her acting career, Thorne has become an unstoppable force on social media, and has amassed an army of millions of Instagram and Twitter followers.
With the fame she's amassed over the past few years, the 19-year-old actress's’ life has been put under a microscope. Just about anything Thorne does can become a news headline, and in August 2016, the internet exploded when she came out as bisexual. Miss Thorne’s sexuality is her own business, but her decision to come out was something she felt she needed to do, and she did so for a very important reason.
Bella Thorne will be featured on the cover of the latest issue of Complex, and in an interview with the magazine, opened up about her choice to come out as bisexual:
“I was like, okay, this is gonna get blown up into this and that, but you do need more people out there being open and honest. My fans, they need that. It really wasn’t meant to be a big deal, it was kind of just meant to be like, ‘Yo, by the way, a little side note: I’m bisexual, if you didn’t already know. If it wasn’t obvious.’”
On her hopes for the future: “I just hope that I’m f**king happy. I’ve spent so much of my life – in different areas of my life I was so unhappy. I wasted my whole childhood growing up. Mostly, I just hope I keep changing people’s lives and I hope I don’t get to a jaded point. I hope when I’m 30 I’m not bent up about the media. That’d be such an unhappy life to live: You’re gonna be 30 and worry about what people are saying online.”
You can catch Bella Thorne in her upcoming horror film Keep Watching, which premieres later this year and as the lead on Freeform’s (formerly known as ABC Family) Famous In Love.