Ashleigh Clarke

During the recent episode of Saturday Night Live, host and actress – Kristen Stewart bravely decided to identify herself as, “so gay”, in order to address Donald Trump’s 11 obsessive creepy tweets about her and her personal life.

Kristen Stewart has been labelled somewhat as an enigma by the general public for a number of years, albeit being a little bit awkward in some circumstances, I think she’s pretty straightforward, especially regarding her sexual identity – although some people might disagree.

Before the actress responded to rumours and came out in 2015, she was dating fellow actor – Robert Pattinson, which caused Mr Trump to have a breakdown in the most millennial way ever, over Twitter – referring to Stewart as “a dog” regarding the cheating scandal.

Ever since their breakup, and Stewart has been able to be her true self, she stated that,

“When I was dating a guy, I was hiding everything that I did because everything personal felt like it was immediately trivialised, so I didn’t like it. But then it changed when I started dating a girl, I was like – actually, to hide this provides the implication that I’m not down with it or I’m ashamed of it, so I had to alter how I approached being in public, it opened my life up and I’m so much happier”.

It says a lot about sexuality and how far we’ve actually come when one of the biggest actresses refers to herself as being “so gay” on one of the most watched television shows and allows a lot of people to re analyse what it means to be gay.

It also provides a platform for other actors, actresses, young girls and boys to step forward and be who they are, and not have to hide their sexuality any longer. All it takes is one person to step forward, and in time the rest will follow.

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