Shannon's candid post came after she was criticised for writing a tweet about viewers of her U.S. TV show Riverdale who "ship" (support a romantic relationship between) two female characters Betty and Veronica. Purser called out the "angry Beronica stans" in a tweet to costar Cole Sprouse (which was later deleted).
Welcome to the family, Shannon! Purser apologized for her actions, which could have been perceived as "queerbaiting," and then connected her own alienation to the term with the fact that she is very new to the LGBTQ community.
The news may not come as a shock for those who follow Purser's Twitter posts.
Purser made her acting debut portraying Barbara "Barb" Holland in the Netflix series Stranger Things.
She explained she wasn't criticizing everyone who ships Betty and Veronica, "just the ones who had been particularly cruel to me personally".
Purser previously opened up to Us Weekly about overcoming self-harming and depression and said: "I felt so isolated and so unworthy of love."
"Thank you to all the people who kindly reached out to me and educated me about the reality your feelings about queerbaiting and I apologise to those who were hurt". I'm so thankful that LGBT people have related to the character. "It can define you as much as you want it to". "Shannon stated on the social site, "*TRIGGER WARNING* I haven't self-harmed in years, but I kept this around, "just in case". "She insists that she was taken by surprise by my ultimate transition to Caitlyn, which obviously means in her mind that she did not know enough", Caitlyn writes. While she did not use any specific labels, Purser offered words of encouragement to those who may also be facing the same struggles. She is, sadly, relatable to many of us: dorky, awkward and lonely, not cool enough to shotgun a beer, sitting by herself with a bleeding hand while her hot friend runs off with a cute boy. The actress tweeted an hour after coming out, "Psalms 42 God is too kind to me".