Kit Connor referred to as out Netflix’s Heartstopper followers who pressured him to deal with his sexuality — after beforehand taking a break from social media as a result of public hypothesis about his love stay.
“Back for a minute. i’m bi. congrats for forcing an 18 year old to out himself. i think some of you missed the point of the show. bye,” the actor, 18, tweeted on Monday, October 31, practically two months after asserting his departure from the net platform.
In response, Connor obtained an outpouring of affection from the Heartstopper solid and crew. The writer of the Heartstopper graphic novels, Alice Oseman, replied, “I truly don’t understand how people can watch Heartstopper and then gleefully spend their time speculating about sexualities and judging based on stereotypes. I hope all those people are embarrassed as F—K. Kit you are amazing 💖.”
Kizzy Edgell, who performs Darcy Olsson, wrote within the feedback part, “I love u kit im sorry this has been so disgustingly rough on you. been treated so unfairly.”
Fans of the hit streaming collection additionally slammed trolls who made Connor open up about his private life. “I hope those people will feel embarrassed for the rest of their lives because they so deserve it. kit is one of the sweetest people to ever exist and deserves the whole world and most certainly not this,” one particular person wrote by way of Twitter.
Meanwhile, one other social media person questioned the intentions of these sending hate to the England native, tweeting, “I really hope everyone who accused him of ‘queerbaiting’ just bc he didn’t explicitly state his sexuality and forced him to out himself is embarassed rn.”
The Rocketman star rose to fame earlier this 12 months after starring within the groundbreaking collection Heartstopper on Netflix. The present, which was launched in April, focuses on highschool pupil Charlie who discovered himself with a crush on his new buddy Nick after being outed. The in style rugby participant, for his half, begins to query his sexuality after rising nearer to Charlie. The heartwarming drama was renewed for a second and third season.
Amid the present’s debut, Connor gushed about how Heartstopper supplied younger followers the power to see themselves on display screen.
“One of the biggest motivations is the lack of representation for bisexual characters, especially male bisexual characters. There really aren’t that many [on screen], though I know Sex Education has a major male bisexual character. But you know, this show is very much focused around that,” he advised Entertainment Weekly in May. “Like, one of the biggest storylines is Nick exploring his sexuality. I suppose one of the challenges of a show like this is it’s never a ‘one size fits all’ kind of thing.”
Connor continued: “We really have tried our best to be as inclusive and representative as possible. but at the same time, everyone’s experience in life is different. We very much tried our best to portray that and create a safe space for the queer community in particular.”
Two months later, the His Dark Materials star famous he had no instant plans to publicly come out.
“I mean, for me, I just feel like I’m perfectly confident and comfortable in my sexuality, but I don’t feel the need to really, you know, I’m not too big on labels and things like that,” he defined on the “Reign with Josh Smith” podcast in May. “I’m not massive about that, and I don’t feel like I need to label myself, especially not publicly.”
Connor additionally questioned followers who felt comfy speculating about somebody’s sexual orientation, saying, “It feels a bit strange to make assumptions about a person’s sexuality just based on hearing their voice or seeing their appearance. I feel like that’s a very interesting, slightly problematic sort of assumption to make.”