“I think some of you missed the point of the show,” Connor wrote on Twitter.
Heartstopper actor Kit Connor returned to Twitter after a brief hiatus to finally end the rumors surrounding his sexuality in the media.
“Back for a minute,” Connor wrote. “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.”
This tweet comes after the young actor announced he was deleting the app back in September. He was accused of queerbaiting when videos of him holding hands with his Cuban Girl’s Guide costar Maia Reficco surfaced online. “This is a silly silly app,” the actor wrote.
But this is not the first time Connor has been under fire on the social media app. The star has spoken about fans prying into his personal life numerous times on the app, with others feeling they, “know my sexuality better than I do…”
twitter is so funny man. apparently some people on here know my sexuality better than I do…
— Kit Connor (@kit_connor) May 2, 2022
Connor made waves in LGBTQ+ media for his role in the groundbreaking Netflix series, Heartstopper – a TV adaptation of the popular webcomic by Alice Oseman. His character, Nick Nelson, comes out as bisexual to his mom (Olivia Colman) and boyfriend Charlie (Joe Locke) at the end of the first season.
Connor previously said he does not feel the need to label his sexuality.
“I mean, for me, I feel like I’m perfectly confident and comfortable with my sexuality,” he said during a podcast episode of “Reign With Josh Smith.”
“It feels a bit strange to make assumptions about a person’s sexuality just based on hearing their voice or seeing their appearance,” he continued. “I feel like that’s a very interesting, slightly problematic sort of assumption to make.”
However, the constant online speculations led him to come out before he felt ready publicly.
Oseman has shown her support for the actor in the past, tweeting, “I truly don’t understand how people can watch Heartstopper and then gleefully spend their time speculating about sexualities and judging based on stereotypes.”