Amanda Gorman, the youngest inaugural poet in US history, may have received praise for her creativity by millions, but she was recently followed home by a security guard who claimed she looked “suspicious.”

On Friday, Gorman took to Twitter to detail an unsettling encounter with a security guard after proving she lived in her apartment complex.

“A security guard tailed me on my walk home tonight. He demanded if I lived there because ‘you look suspicious.’ I showed my keys & buzzed myself into my building. He left, no apology. This is the reality of black girls: One day you’re called an icon, the next day, a threat,” she wrote.

Gorman shared the message by comparing it to a February tweet in which she noted one of the major flaws in today’s society.

“We live in a contradictory society that can celebrate a black girl poet & also pepper spray a 9 yr old. Yes see me, but also see all other black girls who’ve been made invisible. I can not, will not, rise alone,” she wrote.

The poet was referring to an incident in Rochester, New York, The Guardian reports. At the time, cops pepper-sprayed the child amid protests in the area. Three officers were suspended and an investigation into the matter was launched.

As for her encounter with the security guard, Gorman went on to suggest the individual had a reason to feel intimidated because she plans on changing the world for the better.

“In a sense, he was right. I AM A THREAT: a threat to injustice, to inequality, to ignorance. Anyone who speaks the truth and walks with hope is an obvious and fatal danger to the powers that be,” she tweeted.

Gorman gained national notoriety after writing and reading her poem, “The Hill We Climb” for Joe Biden’s inauguration.

Amanda Gorman Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman speaks during the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images