“Riverdale” star Lili Reinhart has come out as a “proud bisexual woman” in a post urging fans to attend a Black Lives Matter solidarity protest organised by the LGBTQ community.
The 23-year-old actor posted to Instagram Stories on Wednesday, rallying her nearly 25 million followers to join her at a peaceful demonstration in West Hollywood, California, to stand against racial injustice and police brutality.
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“Although I’ve never announced it publicly before, I am a proud bisexual woman,” Reinhart wrote under information about the rally. “And I will be joining this protest today. Come join.”
Later in the day, the “Hustlers” star shared videos from the demonstration.
Reinhart has been speaking out on social media to share information about anti-racism protests and to demand justice for George Floyd, a Minneapolis man who died after a white police officer kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes, as well as others who have died in police custody.
“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,” she tweeted Monday. “I can’t begin to imagine the horror of worrying that you won’t be protected by your ‘leaders’ because of the color 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.”