Bella Thorne speaks out on her bisexuality and says she's in an open relationship with two people
Living in the 21st century is sometimes all about the labels - but Bella Thorne is here to tell you to stop.
In a new interview with the Gay Times, the American actress - who is in an open relationship with both Mod Sun and Tana Mongeau - set the record straight on bisexuality, claiming that sexual fluidity needs to be more accepted by society.
"It seems like no one understands bisexuality at all," the former Disney child star told the publication. "In this world, it’s like you’re either gay or you’re straight; there’s no in between. If you f*ck a guy once, you must be gay. Like, what? No. That’s just being fluid."
She continued: "It’s not a gay or straight box. It’s this middle in-between world that nobody can put in a box, which makes them so mad. People are so mad that they can’t put it in a box, can’t explain it and can’t see how it works that they hate on it."
While remaining open to both genders, Thorne did admit that she found it easier to date men than woman, stating she found it difficult to pin down a woman's intentions.
She said: "It’s so hard. I can’t tell if a girl is trying to be best friends with me or if she wants to get with me or if she just wants social media followers. I’m just so confused when a girl talks to me. Girls can be very flirtatious, so I don’t want to make a move, and then you be like, 'Whoa, girl. Not what I was thinking, I don’t roll that way.'
"Then it’s so awkward. So I end up usually dating more guys because with guys, I know if a guy’s hitting me up. They’re not just texting me to be my bestie. I know they want something, of some sort."
Thorne spoke out about her romance with Mod Sun and Tana Mongeau, stating they don't put a "word" on their relationship.
"I don’t think anybody will really understand the bonds that I share with Mod or Tana," Thorne told the Gay Times. "Yeah, we joke around about poly, but we aren’t in the sense that we don’t put a word, a box or label too many things. It is what it is."
The 21-year-old also confessed that her career took a turn for the worst after news of her bisexuality got out.
Claiming one person went so far as to cancel her audition, 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, cancelled 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.'"
"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 tiptoe around certain subjects because they’re walking on eggshells. In this business, that behaviour makes it all very obvious."
Well done on living life on your own terms, Bella. There's only one label for that: incredible!