Lily-Rose Depp Responds to Being Labeled Queer
In an interview with Nylon, actress and model Lily-Rose Depp talked about gender and sexual fluidity, relating back to her personal social media experience.
Last year, Depp posted a photo on Instagram, discussing how sexuality shouldn’t be tied down with a label. The post was then interpreted as her coming out, which she says missed the point entirely.
“That was really misconstrued, that whole thing. A lot of people took it as me coming out, but that’s not what I was trying to do. I was literally doing it just to say that you don’t have to label your sexuality; so many kids these days are not labeling their sexuality and I think that’s so cool.”
In relation to the today’s generation, Depp says that she doesn’t feel there should be any pressure when it comes to labeling sexuality.
“You don’t have to label yourself, because it’s not set in stone. It’s so fluid and there’s so much pressure on kids to label themselves and say, 'This is what I am, this is what I like.' I was just trying to say that it’s unnecessary; you don’t need to label yourself.”
"I guess it came off the wrong way, because then everyone labeled me as gay. That’s not what I was trying to say. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, of course! But I did that literally just to say you don’t have to label yourself, and then everyone was like, 'Lily-Rose Depp comes out as gay!'"
"I’m saying it doesn’t matter! It’s not anybody’s business, because I am going to date whoever I’m going to date. I was just saying, kids don’t need to label their sexualities. It’s not that big of a deal."
Read the full interview on Nylon.