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Andi Mack Star Had the Perfect Clap Back for a Homophobic Troll

'Andi Mack' Star Had the Perfect Clap Back for a Homophobic Troll

'Andi Mack' Star Had the Perfect Clap Back for a Homophobic Troll

"Gay kids are gonna exist no matter whether you like it or not. And we need to support and love all kids in every way we can."

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Disney Channel's Andi Mack recently made history as the children's network's first show to have a main character explicitly say the words "I'm gay."

As exciting and groundbreaking as that moment was, because we live in an awful world that doesn't let queer kids have nice things, homophobic trolls took to Twitter to vocalize their disdain.

Fortunately for us, one of the show's stars had time to expertly school one of the said trolls. 

"Gay kids are gonna exist no matter whether you like it or not. And we need to support and love all kids in every way we can," Joshua Rush (the actor who plays Andi Mack's openly gay character Cyrus Goodman) said, responding to a now-deleted tweet by a troll about how introducing a gay character on the show is a "very poor example" for audiences.

"So when someone realizes they are gay, I want them to identify with something so they're not alone."

Rush continued:

While it's unfortunate that homophobic trolls are still a thing, it's always cool to see an ally with a platform stick up for the queer community in such a badass way! 

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Raffy Ermac

Digital Director, Out.com

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel