Queer fans of “Modern Family” could soon have yet another reason to love the inclusive, Emmy-winning ABC series.
On Wednesday, actress Sarah Hylandappeared to confirm audience theorieson Twitter, telling fans that her character, Haley Dunphy, identifies as bisexual. When one user asked for her opinion on whether or not Haley was bi, Hyland responded:
Hyland’s tweet had drawn over 914 likes and 173 retweets as of Friday afternoon. “Modern Family” fans, many of whom said they identify as bisexual, applauded the statement on Twitter.
Yay! Go Sarah! I’m bi and proud 💪— DrOral (@DrBiOralAnal) November 1, 2017
I love this!— Giada #REPUTATION 🦋 (@lovingthemisred) November 2, 2017
By Thursday, however, the star clarified her stance. Hyland said she was simply stating her “opinion” of Haley, but that the show’s creative team had never written anything that would specify her character as bi.
It should be noted that Haley’s love interests on “Modern Family” have always been men like recurring charactersAndy Bailey(Adam DeVine) andDylan(Reid Ewing). But the 26-year-old hinted that she’d be open to exploring her character’s sexuality on the show, whichkicked off its ninth seasonin September.
But given the ecstatic response her initial claim received (as well asthe lack of bisexual characterson mainstream television), here’s to hoping the “Modern Family” creative team will consider developing Haley’s sexuality further in a future episode.
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This article originally appeared on HuffPost.