'Eighth Grade' Star Elsie Fisher Bullied On Twitter For Supporting 'Bohemian Rhapsody'
Attending yesterday's Golden Globes ceremony, 15-year-old Elsie Fisher -- who was nominated for her work in 'Eighth Grade' -- sparked backlash after tweeting her support for 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and its star Rami Malek.
The surprise wins for Bohemian Rhapsody have been controversial.
As a whole, the film has been widely criticised for erasing Queen singer Freddie Mercury's queer identity.
After Fisher tweeted that she was "SO HAPPY" for Rami Malek and Bohemian Rhapsody's wins, Twitter users began attacking the actress, prompting her to follow up her tweet, asking: "Why is everyone being so mean about this?"
"I'm genuinely sorry if I did something wrong :(", she added.
The Eighth Grade actress went on to tweet that she wanted her fans to educate her if she was ever "problematic" in the future, saying: "I want to better myself and grow!".
Fisher went on to add that while she had been "vaguely aware" of Singer's reputation, she'd had "no other information as to why he was considered such or what he had done".
"I know now," she wrote.
"I'll continue to be proud of Rami and the supporting cast because they are incredible, but otherwise I will hold back," she said, reiterating her desire to be told if she misspeaks in the future.
In the meantime, fans have rushed to her defence, closing out another Twitter scandal. Another day, another drama, right?
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