While tweeting about the tragedy of the Orlando shooting, Mara Wilson revealed how the LGBT community has "always felt like home" to her, especially after she learned more about her own sexuality.
The Matilda star shared an old photo of herself at a gay nightclub, writing, "Me at a gay club when I was eighteen. I feel embarrassed looking at it now...Being a 'straight girl' where I clearly didn't belong, but I will say, I felt so welcomed there."
She continued, explaining, "I have never had a better experience at a club than I did then. Great music and people. And one of my friends met his partner that night!"
From that moment on, she said she's always felt welcomed within the gay community, and that connection was only strengthened when she had an eye-opening experience herself. "The LGBTQ community has always felt like home," she continued writing. "Especially a few years later when I, uh, learned something about myself."
This obviously sparked questions from fans about Mara's sexuality to which the actress explained that she would define herself as a "2" on the Kinsey Scale (which means she is someone is "predominantly heterosexual, but more than incidentally homosexual").
"I know a lot of people don't like the Kinsey scale, and that is fine by me," she said. "But I'm pragmatic at heart and find comfort in numbers."
She continued to clarify, explaining, "I said I *used* to identify as mostly straight. I've embraced the Bi/Queer label lately."
Her tweets sparked quite a bit of attention over the last few day that she was not expecting.
Most of the attention was positive. Some women even admitted to Mara's revelations giving them "a little bit of joy" during the rough couple of days, to which the actress responded, "Fair point. You're welcome, ladies."
However, her tweets also sparked commentary from the critics.
"Apparently admitting to something personal in a reply on my own Twitter makes me an 'attention whore' 'co-opting a tragedy,'" she tweeted Tuesday after letting everyone know she would only speak on the subject through her own writing.
"ANYWAY I have no interest in doing interviews about this at the moment, at least not with people I don't know personally," she wrote. "If I am going to talk about this right now, it will be my own words. My own writing. Please respect that."
She ended up wrapping up the conversation by saying, "I think I'm going to stay off Twitter for a few days. I had no idea this would be such a thing, but I guess it's flattering."
However, she did not sign off before thanking fans and sending people to donate to the GoFundMe page in support of the victims of the shooting.