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Kit Connor Forced To Come Out As Bisexual - Accused Him Of Queerbaiting

Fans have rallied around Kit Connor after he said he was "forced" to come out as bisexual in the Netflix hit Heartstopper. The 18-year-old actor who plays Nick Nelson in the LGBTQI+ series made the announcement in a tweet on Monday.

Author:Suleman Shah
Reviewer:Han Ju
Nov 02, 202214 Shares477 Views
The star of the famous Netflix drama "Heartstopper," Kit Connor forced to come out as bisexual, he revealed on Monday that he is bisexual and that he felt compelled to discuss his sexual orientation after being accused of queerbaiting by viewers of the show.
Some people have recently accused the actor of "queerbaiting" on social media, despite the fact that Connor did not identify the reasons why he felt pressured to come out. The uproar started when images of him holding hands with Maia Reficco, who appeared to be his co-star in "A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow."

Kit Connor Forced To Come Out As Bisexual On A Tweet

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Kit Connor, who stars in the popular Netflix show "Heartstopper," came out as bisexual on Monday. He said he felt forced to do so after viewers of the show accused him of "queerbaiting." In a rare tweet, the British actor wrote:
Back for a minute. 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.- Kit Connor
Even though Connor didn't say why he felt forced to come out, his post came a few weeks after he said he was "deleting Twitter" after being accused of queerbaiting, which is getting attention by appearing to be gay without actually being a member of the community.
Alice Oseman came up with "Heartstopper," which she started as a webcomic and then turned into a series of graphic novels. On Monday, she wrote in response to Connor's tweet:
I truly don’t understand how people can watch ‘Heartstopper’ and then gleefully spend their time speculating about sexualities and judging based on stereotypes. I hope all those people are embarrassed as F***. Kit you are amazing.- Alice Oseman
Actor Kizzy Edgell, who plays Darcy Olsson on "Heartstopper" said in a separate tweet.
I love u kit I'm sorry this has been so disgustingly rough on you. “You’ve been treated so unfairly.- Kizzy Edgell
Fans were also quick to stand up for Connor. One Twitter user wrote: "HOW can one watch a show like Heartstopper and the take away being that you as a viewer/fan/whatever have the right to know the most private aspects of the actors life? Especially when it comes to this. All love in the world to you Kit."
So sorry that you’ve literally been forced out before you were ready. Not that you should have ever had to out yourself. People really miss the entire point of this show and the webcomics. We love you Kit, sorry you had to do this.
In "Heartstopper," Connor plays Nick Nelson, a high school student who starts to like Joe Locke's character, Charlie Spring, as he tries to figure out who he is as a gay man.
Connor also seemed to talk about questions and comments about his sexualityon Twitter in May. He wrote:
Twitter is so funny man. apparently some people on here know my sexuality better than I do.- Kit Connor
In an interview with NBC Newsthat same month, Connor and Locke talked about the positive impact they hoped "Heartstopper" would have on fans.
To have a show where it’s just very positive, [with] a generally positive outlook on life and being a queer teen, I think that’s an extremely important thing. It’s a show that younger audiences can watch with their family and their parents and that can lead to very important conversations between parents and their children. I think that it just basically brings societies steps closer to normalizing being queer.- Kit Connor
He also said that fans liked the show, especially a scene in which Olivia Colman, who has won both an Emmy and an Oscar, plays Nick's mother and tells her that he is gay.
There was a tweet from a ‘Heartstopper’ fan, and they essentially tweeted out that they used that [scene] to come out to their parents. That one scene was able to give this person the comfort and the confidence to be truthful to themselves, be honest with their parents and just be unapologetically themselves, and I think that’s a beautiful thing and a real honor, especially for someone who is 18 years old like me.- Kit Connor

Conclusion

Kit Connor got a lot of attention this year when he played bisexual high school student Nick Nelson in Netflix's heartwarming, gay tearjerker Heartstopper. Connor had previously refused to say what his sexuality was, and he sent out a tweet in May 2022 to stop anyone from talking about it in public. Now, Kit Connor was forced to come out as bisexual.
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Suleman Shah

Suleman Shah

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Suleman Shah is a researcher and freelance writer. As a researcher, he has worked with MNS University of Agriculture, Multan (Pakistan) and Texas A & M University (USA). He regularly writes science articles and blogs for science news website immersse.com and open access publishers OA Publishing London and Scientific Times. He loves to keep himself updated on scientific developments and convert these developments into everyday language to update the readers about the developments in the scientific era. His primary research focus is Plant sciences, and he contributed to this field by publishing his research in scientific journals and presenting his work at many Conferences. Shah graduated from the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (Pakistan) and started his professional carrier with Jaffer Agro Services and later with the Agriculture Department of the Government of Pakistan. His research interest compelled and attracted him to proceed with his carrier in Plant sciences research. So, he started his Ph.D. in Soil Science at MNS University of Agriculture Multan (Pakistan). Later, he started working as a visiting scholar with Texas A&M University (USA). Shah’s experience with big Open Excess publishers like Springers, Frontiers, MDPI, etc., testified to his belief in Open Access as a barrier-removing mechanism between researchers and the readers of their research. Shah believes that Open Access is revolutionizing the publication process and benefitting research in all fields.
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Han Ju

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