You know, I’m not actively trying to be annoyed by Amber Heard. I want to like her! She’s moderately talented when it comes to acting and holy shit is she gorgeous (seriously, I was at a party one time and she was one of the guests and she was like real life Photoshop status), but Christ almighty, does she try my patience. Her recent foray into the world of Saying Unnecessary Shit comes in the form of her discussing her sexuality – namely, the fact that she’s bisexual and kinda wishes she’d never told us all because now she can’t stop talking about it.
Describing her decision to come out, she told The Times (via The Independent): “At that time I didn’t know of anyone else in my position who was a working female lead actress.
“I don’t want to have to deny my sexuality in order to be me. But I don’t want to have to be defined by it. I’m fundamentally opposed to trying to edit myself to be palatable or popular. I don’t give a f**k. I fight, but I shouldn’t have to.”
Given that The Times puts everything behind that ridiculous paywall, I can’t fully comment on the context of this. HOWEVER, she’s been married to Johnny Depp for a while now, and while I’m sure she gets plenty of questions about their relationship, I don’t think anyone’s paying much attention go her past relationships with women at this point, especially given that they weren’t with anyone as high profile as Depp. It’s her that keeps bringing this up, which then makes me feel like… right, it’s great that you don’t have to hide it, it’s great that you stick up for LGBT rights, and you’re right, you shouldn’t have to fight… but aren’t you kinda creating a fight?
Because let’s be honest, Amber Heard is white, blonde, rich, and now married to a man. The “fight” she’s having to be bisexual ain’t shit compared to what many members of the LGBT camp go through on a daily basis. I’m not saying I know her life or the industry and what she faced around the time of coming out, nor am I saying that people in any of those categories don’t have struggles. I also don’t want to be accused of bisexual erasure, but IDK. Methinks someone’s playing the martyr here. And for someone who doesn’t want to be defined by something, she sure does keep bringing it up a lot. I dunno, I’m torn on this one!
But also, can we talk about how she really is that up herself that she says that NO ONE ELSE WAS IN HER POSITION? I guess Angelina Jolie, Megan Fox, Anna Paquin, Evan Rachel Wood, and Drew Barrymore don’t exist…