There almost isn't a person in the world who watched "Stranger Things" and didn't fall in love with Barb. Shannon Purser's character was so relatable and she became an internet sensation overnight.

Since then, Purser has gone on to star in the teen TV drama "Riverdale" as Ethel Muggs, which has tangentially prompted her to make a huge announcement on Twitter: Purser has come out as bisexual.  

In a lengthy note, Purser addressed publicly for the first time her sexual orientation:

“I don’t normally do this, but I figure now is as good a time as any to get personal. I’ve only just recently come out as bisexual to my family and friends. It’s something I am still processing and trying to understand and I don’t like talking about it too much. I’m very, very, new to the LGBT community..."

She also took the opportunity to apologize for a "scandalous" tweet she sent out earlier in the week.

“I have never ever wanted to alienate anyone and my tweet was thoughtless,” the star penned. “I wasn’t referring to all the Beronica shippers, just the ones who had been particularly cruel to me personally. Either way, it wasn’t a wise or kind thing to say and I’m disappointed in myself.”

In a since-deleted tweet, Purser referenced "angry beronica stans" which sent Twitter into a tizzy.

The flagrant queer-baiting "Riverdale" perpetuated early in the season between the show's leads Betty and Veronica had rightfully upset many viewers, who quickly reminded Purser how harmful queer-baiting is. 

She tried to amend her statement by tweeting that she was referring to fans who've specifically given her and her castmates flack.

But when fans responded that the queer-baiting was still harmful, and her mocking their anger was dismissive, she continued to be defensive.

Though her recent tweet admittedly comes at an interesting time, considering her previous social media flub, it isn't the first time she hinted at confronting her sexuality.

Though Purser is new to the LGBTQ community, one really doesn't need to be part of the community to empathize with a marginalized group's issues. 

Research and putting effort into understanding a marginalized group's outrage is essential for everyone.