Saturday, August 04, 2018

Kira Kosarin Talks Growing Up After 'The Thundermans' on Instagram

Kira Kosarin has spent much of her life growing up in front of the camera. However, she wants fans to remember that she's no longer the same person she was when they first tuned into The Thundermans five years ago — and that she needs space to establish her identity as an individual.


On Friday, August 3, the Nickelodeon star addressed some of the hurtful and disrespectful social media comments that she has received. "A lot of people have expressed concern about me posting more mature material, given the influence I have with young children," she captioned an Instagram selfie. "Honestly, I’m not mad about it. I love that you guys care enough to see me as a role model and want me to continue to carry that title. I do, however, feel the need to explain myself."

She continued, reminding others that The Thundermans has finished production, stressing the importance that she deserves room to grow as a person. "As a young woman living in 2018, I’m passionate about embracing my confidence, sexuality, and power, and encouraging young [people] to do the same," she wrote. "Sure, there will always be new young people finding the show, which is great. But I’m also lucky enough to have fans who have grown up with me, and are ready for a more mature outlook on life. I still preach the importance of supporting and raising up those around you, approaching the world with kindness and understanding, being driven and passionate about any and every endeavor, being loving and accepting of every minority group, being educated and active in issues of systemic oppression, and attempting to bring a little light to the word whenever possible."



Kira closed the post with an important question for fans to consider, writing: "Does doing this in shorts and heels make me any less of a role model?"

The post has clearly resonated with fans, many of whom have left their words of support. "We all change, we all grow older and more mature," one follower commented on her Instagram. Others shared their appreciation for the comments on Twitter, writing, "Very well said. Can’t wait to see what the future brings you," and: "You're still a great role model to people like me just keep doing what you do best and we'll continue to support you on everything you do no matter what."

The comments from Kira definitely raise a valid point regarding sexuality and growing up. Celebrities may live their life in a very public eye, but fans have to remember that their favorite stars are people, too. And even though Kira started out her career at a much younger age, she still deserves space to grow and establish her identity — just like all the rest of us, too.

“she’s such a slut now” “what happened to Phoebe” “this isn’t really appropriate for little kids” “doesn’t she know children follow her?” ———————— Hi guys. A lot of people have expressed concern about me posting more mature material, given the influence I have with young children. Honestly, I’m not mad about it. I love that you guys care enough to see me as a role model and want me to continue to carry that title. I do, however, feel the need to explain myself. ———— Yes, I was on a children’s tv show, but I’m not anymore. I’ve spent the last five years trying to be a good role model for little kids and, as amazing as that’s been, I have to let myself grow up, and I have to let myself grow in my career. As a young woman living in 2018, I’m passionate about embracing my confidence, sexuality, and power, and encouraging young girls (and boys!) to do the same. Sure, there will always be new young people finding the show, which is great. But I’m also lucky enough to have fans who have grown up with me, and are ready for a more mature outlook on life. I still preach the importance of supporting and raising up those around you, approaching the world with kindness and understanding, being driven and passionate about any and every endeavor, being loving and accepting of every minority group, being educated and active in issues of systemic oppression, and attempting to bring a little light to the word whenever possible. Does doing this in shorts and heels make me any less of a role model? ————— I love you guys. Thank you for allowing me to grow up. Thank you for coming on this journey with me. Phoebe will always be a part of me, but it’s time for Kira to step up and live her life the way she wants to. ❤️

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Although The Thundermans has finished production, Kira won't be off our screens for long. Eagle eyed fans recently spotted the Thundermans star in the background of Sherry Cola‘s Instagram Stories. Kira will be popping up in Freeform’s new series, Good Trouble, when it debuts in 2019. Kira will be playing Aria, a free-spirited young woman who visits a resident at The Coterie. Currently, Kira is only slated for one episode, but we’re hoping it turns into more. Good Trouble centers on Callie (Maia Mitchell) and Mariana (Cierra Ramirez) as they embark on the next phase of their young adult lives in LA.

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Original source: Teen Vogue.
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