Lily-Rose Depp Responds To Being Labeled ‘Queer’ By The Media

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Feb. 3 2016, Updated 4:53 p.m. ET

Lily-Rose Depp is speaking about the reports that labeled her as “queer” last year. The daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis says she doesn’t understand why her sexuality suddenly became a hot topic.

The 16-year-old opened up about her sexuality in the latest issue of Nylon magazine. Back in August, 2015, Lily-Rose made headlines when she posed in a photo series focused on the LGBTQ community in the Self-Evident Truths Project. On Instagram, she referred to herself as “sexually fluid” and not “100 percent straight,” but believes that some people misunderstood the meaning behind her message.

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“That was really misconstrued, that whole thing. A lot of people took it as me coming out, but that’s not what I was trying to do. I was literally doing it just to say that you don’t have to label your sexuality.”

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Depp had a problem with being labeled as “queer” by the media. She said that people shouldn’t have to “label themselves.”

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“If you like something one day then you do, and if you like something else the other day, it’s whatever. You don’t have to label yourself, because it’s not set in stone. It’s so fluid and there’s so much pressure on kids to label themselves and say ‘This is what I am, this is what I like.'”

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Lily-Rose Depp isn’t the only young star who’s been speaking out about her sexuality. Last month, Girl Meets World star Rowan Blanchard, 14, took to social media to address her own sexuality. While the Disney star revealed that she only likes boys, she said that she shouldn’t be labeled based on who she likes or who she dates.

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“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 – just existing.”

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The teen star then further explained her statement when a fan asked her if she’s “open to liking any other gender in the future.”

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