Elvira actor Cassandra Peterson has revealed some of her fandom – including “straight people” and “horny old men” – unfollowed her after she came out as queer. Peterson, best-known as the Mistress of The Dark, came out as part of the LGBT+ community in September, revealing she has been in a relationship with a woman for almost 20 years.
Now, the horror goddess has opened up about the reaction to her coming out on the Behind the Velvet Rope with David Yontef.
Peterson said she felt her coming out “flipped everybody out”. She added: “Nobody was ready for that.” She explained that she was concerned about how her LGBT+ fans would react to the news and worried that some might think she was a “big fat hypocrite” or even lying.