'Stranger Things' star Shannon Purser comes out as bisexual

Riverdale's Shannon Purser Reveals She's Bisexual

While Shannon Purser has become a major player on Riverdale, she won't be featured in the second season of Stranger Things.

The 19-year-old star shared the news in a candid tweet on Tuesday, just days after she discussed the pressure attached to defining one's sexuality.

"I don't normally do this." is the beginning of the post that Shannon used to let her fans know about her sexual orientation.

When fans got mad at Purser for dismissing Beronica shippers, she posted a screenshotted statement saying that she is bisexual. "It's something I'm still processing and trying to understand and I don't like talking about it too much". Purser apologized for her actions, which could have been perceived as "queerbaiting," and then connected her own alienation to the term with the fact that she is very new to the LGBTQ community.

Shannon Purser, who didn't get the point. "Don't forget the angry beronica stans [sic]", the tweet read. "But we didn't write the show?" she wrote in another tweet. She played Barb on the show and now makes the occasional appearance as Ethel Muggs on the CW's Riverdale. She went on to say that "I have never heard the term "queerbaiting" in my life until today".

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Purser has been open about how hard it's been coming to terms with her orientation as a Christian.

The teenage actress insisted in her Twitter post that she hadn't meant to do that with her message, writing: "I have never ever wanted to alienate anyone". It's also in keeping with Purser's determination to be a positive role model.

"Getting comfortable with your sexuality is a process", she wrote. "Much love to you all".

"I would advise against watching 13 Reasons Why if you now struggle with suicidal thoughts or self harm/have undergone sexual assault", she wrote.

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