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“Matilda” Star Mara Wilson Regrets Coming Out In Wake Of Orlando Shooting

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In a recent interview with Medium’s Lambda Legal, Mara opens up about wishing she made the announcement at a different time:

I often wish that I hadn’t done it then because I got accused of taking advantage of a tragedy for personal attention. Now clearly I like attention, but I am not so callous as to make a tragedy about myself, my life and my story. That isn’t what I was going for.

I think that if you’re in a place of security and privilege — which I can admit that I am — it’s important for you to come out. I don’t see myself as anybody’s savior, but I’d rather it were me — who can afford therapy and afford this platform — getting harassed for being who I am than a young LGBTQ kid. I think it’s important.

A lot of people like to tell women — and especially queer women — that they are doing things for attention. And it is strange to me that the worst thing a woman can do is do something for attention.

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