Heartstopper’s Kit Connor has called out fans of the show for speculating his sexuality
‘Apparently some people on here know my sexuality better than I do’
Kit Connor who plays Nick Nelson in Netflix’s Heartstopper has shut down his fans for speculating about his sexuality. The 18-year-old actor stars alongside Joe Locke, also 18, in the LGBTQ+ coming-of-age show based on the novels by Alice Oseman.
Heartstopper tells the story of Charlie Spring who develops feelings for Nick Nelson. The feelings are all there and reciprocated but we see Nick come to terms with his sexuality. The show has been highly praised by fans for telling authentic and happy queer storys. Some fans have even used Nick Nelson’s coming out scene to come out to their own families. However with playing a queer character, Kit Connor and the topic of his sexuality have become a big talking point.
Kit Connor initially addressed the chat surrounding his sexuality on Twitter. He said: “Twitter is so funny man. Apparently some people on here know my sexuality better than I do.” The majority of replies to this tweet are fans of the show supporting him and reminding one another it’s never okay to assume anybody’s sexuality.
One fan wrote: “I’m literally so sorry. I know it’s not everyone. There is literally an entire fandom of kind and respectful people on here that just want you to know you’re appreciated and amazing and we’re all so sorry and so pissed off that people can be so disrespectful.”
Another person replied to Kit’s tweet saying: “Speculating about someone’s sexuality is always going to be weird. No matter whether they’re famous or not. I’m sorry people are doing that, you have a right to privacy just as much as everyone else does.”
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