Kit Connor, the 18-year-old star of
Netflix's Heartstopper, has come out as bisexual.
Connor, who has been visibly absent
from Twitter for two months, on Monday returned to the platform.
“back for a minute,” he messaged.
“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.”
Connor, who plays bisexual student Nick
Nelson on Heartstopper, left Twitter amid accusations of
queerbaiting after he refused to label his sexuality.
Alice Oseman, the author of the graphic
novels on which the series is based on, immediately offered her
“I truly don’t understand how
people can watch Heartstopper and then gleefully spend their
time speculating about sexualities and judging based on stereotypes,”
Oseman wrote. “I hope all those people are embarrassed as FUCK. Kit
you are amazing.”
Production on season 2 of Heartstopper
began in September.