The popular video-sharing website TikTok features more than just funny videos, as ‘s recently used the platform to come out as bisexual.
The 19-year old posted a lip-syncing video on TikTok yesterday. In the she mouthed the lyrics to, “Those Kinda Nights” by Eminem, she focused on the lyrics, “‘How you doin’? You straight?’ She said, ‘No, I’m bi.'”.
AULI'I CRAVALHO IS BI wlw truly don't know how to lose ? pic.twitter.com/qD3hG1M4M6
— val ☀️ (@sapphicxrey) April 8, 2020
The clip started a lot of discussion on social media about whether this was officially coming out as bisexual. Many began to state that people often sing lyrics that don’t actually apply to them and that it couldn’t officially confirm that was coming out. However, for full transparency, Twitter user @howardsholt tweeted to , asking, “do u like girls”.
, who must have seen all of the discussions that her post had drawn, replied to that tweet, confirming that she did in fact, come out.
— Auli'i Cravalho (@auliicravalho) April 8, 2020
Many are praising ‘s decision to come out. Twitter erupted in celebrating the fact that having such a prominent that many children and look up to as their from the , sets a great role model for LGBTQ youth. In fact, the directors of have stated in the past that would be open to the idea of a with an LGBTQ .
, who was born in , reached status after playing the title and first Polynesian in the .