On last night's Riverdale, a bunch of stuff happened, but who cares? The most noteworthy moment of the night came when one of the show's most popular characters revealed a BIG secret about themselves:
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Cheryl, feeling increasingly lonely after all of the traumatic events she's dealt with over the course of the series, as well as the lifelong emotional abuse she's suffered at the hands of her mother Penelope, finds an unlikely companion in Southside Serpent Toni Topaz. After the two go to see Love, Simon (obvious product placement but whatevs), Cheryl has a visceral reaction to the film's themes, which results in her opening up to Toni and telling her the truth about her sexuality, and why she is the way she is. Riverdale can often be very messy, but the bisexual representation presented in this episode is one worth commending. It gives a whole new layer to what was previously the show's most outlandish character, and humanizes her more than any other to be honest.
Cheryl's Coming Out on 'Riverdale' Makes a Powerful Statement About Female Friendships https://t.co/fTOVvfcBv2— Selma Edwards (@selmaedwardsmd) March 8, 2018
when cheryl said she used to be happy until she basically had to hide her sexuality...i felt THAT— silver (@hoIIyjsincIair) March 8, 2018
When Cheryl started crying cause she stopped being a happy kid to hide her secrets. I bawled. That pain is so real and true. pic.twitter.com/gZo4mez0re— Choni 🍒 Bitch (@ToniBloss) March 8, 2018
Cheryl coming out is so relatable, she had to hide her feelings for a girl cause of her homophobic parent that's me right there— #Look (@dahyunsjongin) March 8, 2018
Any ONTD-ers like myself who are struggling to come out to their parents, know that you are sensational <3