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Heartstopper star Kit Connor appears as bi, slams fans
Kit Connor was “forced” to reveal himself publicly as bisexual after fans of “Heartstopper” accused him of “queerbating”.
The Netflix star took to Twitter to respond to speculation about his sexuality after he was spotted holding hands with Maia Reficco, his partner in the upcoming “The Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow.”
“Back for a minute. I am bi. Congratulations on making the 18-year-old go out. I think some of you missed the point of the agenda. bye “Connor – who plays the closed rugby player in” Heartstopper “- tweeted on Monday.
English actor actually gave up on the social media platform a month ago after fans claimed he was “queerbing” (which alluded to, but does not endorse, a person’s sexuality in order to attract an LGBTQIA + audience) for not publicly identifying his sexuality.
“It’s a stupid, silly app. I got bored of it, I’m removing twitter 🙂 ”he tweeted then.
Following his “forced” disclosure, many rushed to the comment section to offer him support.
“I really don’t understand how people can watch Heartstopper and then enjoy their time speculating about sexuality and judging it by stereotypes. Hope all these people are as embarrassed as FK. Kit you are amazing “Alice Oseman, creator of the graphic novel” Heartstopper “, tweeted.
“I can feel you Kit, I send you all the love I have in my own way,” one fan he wrote.
Second commented“I love you, I’m sorry it was so disgustingly harsh on you. he was treated so unfairly ”.
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“We are still all so young. To start speculating on our sexuality and perhaps pressure us to leave when perhaps we’re not ready, “said the young actor in”Reign with Josh Smithpodcast in May.
“For me, I just feel completely confident and comfortable with my sexuality. But I don’t feel like that, you know – I’m not very big in labels and stuff like that. I am not exaggerating with this. I don’t feel like I have to label myself, especially not in public. “
He continued: “It seems a little weird to make assumptions about a person’s sexuality just from hearing their voice or seeing their appearance. I think that’s a very interesting, somewhat problematic assumption. “