Kit Connor, one of the stars of Netflix heart stopperHe says he was forced to come out as bisexual by so-called fans, who clearly “missed the point of the show.”
“back a moment” Connor tweeted on Monday. “I’m bisexual. Congratulations on forcing an 18 year old to come out. I think some of you missed the point of the show. Goodbye.”
Based on the graphic novel by Alice Oseman, heart stopper features Connor and Joe Locke as Nick and Charlie, two classmates who fall in love and begin a relationship, although Nick isn’t officially ‘out’. The show has garnered millions of fans worldwide, many of whom have apparently taken their obsession too far and even harassed cast members on social media for their real-life sexuality.
Connor’s tweet received a surge of support from true fans and some of his own heart stopper co-stars.
“I love you, I’m sorry that was so disgustingly hard for you.” replied Kizzy Edgell, who plays Darcy. “[You’ve] treated so unfairly.”
Oseman also hooked uptweeted, “I really don’t understand how people can watch heart stopper and then happily spend their time speculating about sexuality and judging based on stereotypes. I hope all these people are embarrassed as FK. Kit, you are amazing.”
heart stopper dropped its first season on Netflix in April 2022, with two more in the pipeline.
https://tvline.com/2022/10/31/kit-connor-bisexual-heartstopper-netflix-statement/ Kit Connor is bisexual: “Heartstopper” fans force actors to come out