Lili Reinhart came out as bi in a casual way on Instagram. (John Shearer/Getty Images/Instagram)
Lili Reinhart revealed Wednesday (June 3) that she is bisexual while promoting a Black Lives Matter protest.
The Riverdale star posted to her Instagram stories that she planned to attend an LGBT+ for Black Lives Matter protest that day in Santa Monica, California.
“Although I’ve never announced it publicly before, I am a proud bisexual woman,” she wrote under the poster for the protest in a caption.
“And I will be joining this protest today. Come join.”
As they were legally obligated to, stan Twitter was awash with joy after Lili Reinhart came out as bisexual.
lili reinhart coming out as bi on bi pride day! i have so much love and respect for this woman🤍😌👏 pic.twitter.com/lSBrcbNv9T
— beth ♪ BLM (@iconbenplatt) June 3, 2020
“lili reinhart came out as bi?! Another win for the gays” HAHAHAH incorrect, another win for the bisexuals thank u good day
— Charlie Mathers (@bisexualcharlie) June 3, 2020
miss lili reinhart saying she’s going to an lgbt black lives matter protest because she’s bi is such a cool way to come out, like she said it so casually too pic.twitter.com/uvrIXYldIX
— 🌬c (@charmingcrown) June 3, 2020
lili reinhart coming out as bisexual is everything i needed and more. pic.twitter.com/Sp84ugpFOb
— becca is a fan acc ❀ (@ariispurpose) June 4, 2020
Lili Reinhart: ‘I am ashamed of the racism that exists in this country.’
After the death of an unarmed Black man, George Floyd, curdled into weekslong protests against institutional racism, Reinhart, 23, has emerged as an outspoken ally.
She has often used her social media as a megaphone to amplify Black activists and content-makers as demonstrations continue to paralyse major US cities and many more across the world.
Minnesota officials charged Derek Chauvin with second-degree murder Tuesday evening. Chauvin pinned Floyd down by the neck with his knee for several minutes despite repeated, spluttered warnings of “I can’t breathe” from the 46-year-old man.
Reinhart addressed the situation on her Twitter, writing: “I want to say that I am ashamed of the racism that exists in this country.
I want to say that I am ashamed of the racism that exists in this country. We are taught to look at our police officers as helpful and friendly when we learn about “leaders” in elementary school.
Our “leaders” have failed us today.
— Lili Reinhart (@lilireinhart) June 1, 2020
“We are taught to look at our police officers as helpful and friendly when we learn about ‘leaders’ in elementary school. Our ‘leaders’ have failed us today.”
She continued: “I can’t begin to imagine the horror of worrying that you won’t be protected by your ‘leaders’ because of the colour of your skin.
“I know that white privilege exists and I could never fully understand what it’s like to be oppressed because of my race.
“I don’t have all the right words, but I stand by you. #BlackLivesMatter.”