Cara Delevingne Speaks Out About Her Bisexuality Following Vogue Controversy: 'My Sexuality Is Not a Phase'
“My sexuality is not a phase,” the 22-year-old supermodel and Paper Towns star told The New York Times on Thursday.
“I am who I am,” she added definitively.
In her interview with the fashion magazine last month, writer Rob Haskell suggested that Delevingne’s sexual orientation might not be permanent, explaining that her parents believe her attraction to women is simply a “phase.”
The implication sparked a large online petition, in which signers demanded that the magazine recognize that being LGBT is not something that diminishes over time.
Delevingne told the Times she found the petition flattering but saw “nothing malicious” in the article itself.
The actress’ Vogue interview was the first time she publicly addressed her bisexuality and her relationship with St. Vincent. “I think that being in love with my girlfriend is a big part of why I’m feeling so happy with who I am these days,” she said.
“It took me a long time to accept the idea, until I first fell in love with a girl at 20 and recognized that I had to accept it.”