Bella Thorne recently shared in an interview with Maxim that she has the same celebrity crushes as many of us do – Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato. This proves that even celebrities can have relatable interests and preferences.
During a conversation with Maxim, Bella expressed her admiration for Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato, referring to them as “toasty.” We couldn’t agree more with her sentiments. Bella went on to describe Demi as “fire” and “pretty toasty,” while describing Miley as “dope.” However, beyond her impeccable taste in crushes, Bella’s response is significant because it highlights the existence and validity of bisexuality. By naming both a male and female celebrity as her crushes, Bella is making an important statement about sexual orientation.
The biSexual community faces a major problem of erasure as many people doubt their identity. BiSexuals are often misunderstood and viewed as confused individuals who need to choose a side. Despite an increase in the number of young people identifying as biSexual, this perception still persists. Consequently, there is a dearth of biSexual representation in mainstream media, reinforcing the belief that they are nonexistent. Bella’s nonchalant approach to her identity inadvertently sends a powerful message that being biSexual is valid and acceptable.
When Bella revealed her orientation, she didn’t make a big fuss about it. She casually answered a question from a fan on Twitter. However, the response she received from people in her industry was not positive. Bella admitted that it’s difficult for people in her line of work, and she has already faced criticism from fellow industry professionals. Studios have even hinted at disapproving of her “out there” image but haven’t directly said anything.
Despite facing resistance, Bella remains true to herself, which is truly admirable. This also extends to how she approaches her romantic relationships. Presently in a relationship with Tyler Posey, Bella stresses the importance of finding a partner who accepts every aspect of your being. She values relationships where her partner fully embraces her identity and says, “I love that”. It’s refreshing to see Bella unapologetically express herself, which inadvertently helps others who struggle with the same issues. She proves that it’s perfectly acceptable to be unique and that you’re not alone in your journey towards self-acceptance.