Rowan Blanchard knows a thing or two about how tough the real world can be.
The 14-year-old Girl Meets World
actress came out on Twitter in January, revealing that she identifies as queer
and is "open to liking any gender in the future." Now, she tells Wonderland magazine
some of the responses that she got were "borderline homophobic."
"I'm okay with it now, but I still realize that I was allowing people to comment on something that's very personal," Blanchard says. "The first day I tweeted about it, it was definitely scary to see people commenting about things that literally have nothing to do with them."
The Disney actress previously tweeted
that, "In my life-only ever liked boys however I personally don't wanna label myself as straight, gay or whateva so I am not gonna give myself labels to stick with."
This announcement made Blanchard realize fame can "open up a can of worms."
"I have to stop reading comments because there’s a lot of good ones, but then when you see one bad one like, 'Oh you look ugly,' that's what's going to stick with you," she explains.
"I try to only respond to people when it’s something positive, which is difficult, because a part of me really wants to call people out when they do things that are mean," the teenager concluded.
In other LGBT news, Kesha recently received the Human Rights Campaign's Visibility Award. Watch her emotional acceptance speech in the video below.