Cara Delevingne on the July 2015 Cover of Vogue
Cara Delevingne has no time for your bullshit. The model and actress covered Vogue last month, and amidst the lines of a very revealing profile, writer Rob Haskell casually brushed off her relationship with St. Vincent, suggesting her bisexuality was just a phase. In yesterday’s New York Times, she set the record straight (no pun intended) stating,
“My sexuality is not a phase. I am who I am.”
Addressing it as direct and succinctly as Haskell (as well as her parents) dismissed it, the Paper Towns star had the perfect reaction to anyone policing her sexuality. Also, always a class act, she cleared the air by saying she found “nothing malicious” about the article at all. She’s just stating who she is.
Cara Delevingne is a sublime model and actress with great popularity, especially amongst young adults, which is why it’s important she’s setting a good paradigm for bisexuals, who are constantly under suspicion.
Why everyone polices bisexuality is beyond me; in a culture that’s seeing so much more understanding and policy on LGBT rights, we still treat the “B” with some skepticism and content, probably because it challenges straight culture’s binary thinking moreso than gay, lesbian or transgender individuals might. Is it really that threatening to think people can be attracted to more than one gender (and, possibly, several?)
Well, Cara’s gonna do her, and you better get used to it.