Out and proud

Barb from “Stranger Things” just came out as bi

When Shannon Purser, the actress who would have won Miss Congeniality for her portrayal of “Barb” on the hit Netflix show Stranger Things if that was a real award, went on social media last week to encourage people to take time with sexual identity, it left more than a few wondering what exactly she was getting at.

Well now all is revealed.

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Purser followed up with another Tweet last night coming out as bi, writing, “I don’t normally do this, but I figure now is as good a time as any to get personal. I’ve only just come out as bisexual to my family and friends. It’s something I’m still processing and trying to understand and I don’t like talking about it too much.”

Here are last week’s Tweets from the 19-year-old actress:

And here’s the message she sent out on Tuesday night:

Purser, who also appears on CW’s Riverdale, addresses accusations of “queerbaiting” that have been thrown at the show.

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In particular, some fans were upset that a kiss between two female leads, Betty and Veronica, didn’t lead anywhere.

Check out that scene below:


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4 Comments

  • 1EqualityUSA

    Thanks for being out. It helps others not feel so alone.

  • CaliKyle

    Just another not quite famous actress pulling a stunt. See Kelly Osborne for further explanation.

  • lykeitiz

    I watched Season 1 of “Stranger Things”. Who is this? Is she the one who disappeared after a couple episodes?

  • surreal33

    I just took a massive dump however, I washed my hands before I typed this.

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