Cara Delevingne is tired of trying to explain her sexual orientation, and can we let her live?

Celebrities often encounter misinformation about themselves from others. But Cara Delevingne is over it, and we can’t blame her. In particular, Cara’s tired of people misunderstanding her sexual orientation. In an interview with Glamour, the Valerian star explained why.

Delevingne described her frustration with trying to get people — even friends and family — to understand her sexuality. 

“A lot of the friends I have who are straight have such an old way of thinking,” Delevingne said to Glamour. “It’s, ‘So you’re just gay, right?’ [They] don’t understand it. [If] I’m like, ‘Oh, I really like this guy,’ [they’re like], ‘But you’re gay.’ I’m like, ‘No, you’re so annoying!’…Someone is in a relationship with a girl one minute, or a boy is in a relationship with a boy, I don’t want them to be pigeonholed. Imagine if I got married to a man. Would people be like — ‘She lied to us!’ It’s like, no.”

Despite these frustrations, Delevingne will be the first to admit that it is far easier for people to discuss sexuality now than it has been in the past — and that’s a really good thing.

I know 13 and 15-year-old girls who are like, ‘I don’t know if I like a boy or a girl yet. I haven’t decided.’ And it’s like — [imagine] if I was able to comprehend [that at their age]. I am very happy how sexuality has become easier and freer to talk about, especially for kids.

Kudos to Cara for being honest and unapologetic about her orientation and identity.

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