Riverdale's Lili Reinhart feared she would be 'accused of faking it for attention' before she came out as bisexual

RIVERDALE'S Lili Reinhart feared she would be 'accused of faking it for attention' before she came out as bisexual.

The Betty Cooper actress – who opened up about her sexuality in June – also said she knew "full well that I was attracted to women from a young age."

She told Flaunt: "I knew full well that I was attracted to women from a young age.

"I felt that since I’ve exclusively been in hetero-normative relationships, it would be too easy for any outsider, especially the media, to vilify me and accuse me of faking it to get attention.

"That’s not something I wanted to deal with. But to my close friends, and those in my life, my bisexuality has been no secret."

The Netflix star came out as bisexual in June as she participated in a LGBTQ+ for Black Lives Matter march.

Lili said it was an "incredible" experience and hopes to see "real change".

She said: "It was incredible to be surrounded by so many people who are actively fighting against the injustices that are happening right now.

"Enough is enough and hopefully we’ll see real change from the actions that are now being taken."

The actress was blasted for being "weird and gross" after she posted a disrespectful Instagram caption regarding the death of Breonna Taylor back in June.

The Riverdale star captioned a nude photo on Instagram: "Now that my sideboob has gotten your attention, Breonna Taylor's murderers have not been arrested. Demand justice."

Fans quickly criticized the actress for mentioning the murder as a way to promote the photo, which showed Lili covering her breasts.

The actress deleted the caption following fan backlash and eventually took the photo down hours later.

While the photo is no longer available on Lili's feed, a Twitter user posted a screenshot of the original post.

The user wrote: "Lili Reinhart really thought she doing something….. this is sick, why do she use Breonna Taylor's name as an excuse to post her sexy pic? weird and gross."

More social media users criticized Lili's caption, with one person tweeting: "her caption was so ignorant and tone deaf".

Another social media user tweeted: "oh my gosh how much stupidity".

A third user wrote that Lili's caption was "dumb sexist activism," adding: "Just how entitled n arrogant one gotta b to associate their side boob with someone’s murder".

Lili later addressed the caption on Twitter and apologized for offending anyone.

She tweeted: "I’ve always tried to use my platform for good. And speak up about things that are important to me.

"I also can admit when I make a mistake and I made a mistake with my caption. It was never my intent to insult anyone and I’m truly sorry to those that were offended."

She continued in a thread: "I’ve tried very hard to be honest on my IGTV lives that I’m still learning and trying to be better.

"But I understand that my caption came off as tone deaf. I truly had good intentions and did not think it through that it could come off as insensitive."

The controversial caption follows news of her break up with Cole Sprouse, who she had been dating for three years.

They met on the set of the hit CW show, though the romance wasn't always smooth sailing.

The notoriously private couple often dealt with break up rumors during their romance, with speculation becoming more consistent months before it was revealed that they had broken up.

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