‘Heartstopper’ Star Kit Connor Gives Advice To Queers Pressured To Come Out

Kit Connor

‘Heartstopper’ star Kit Connor has shared some inspiring words of wisdom to all the queer people who feel pressured to come out.

Talking with Jonathan Anderson in Interview Magazine, Connor looked back at his “forced” coming out experience on Twitter last October 2022 after fans falsely accused him of “queerbaiting.”

Asked what he learned from that experience, Connor expressed his frustration and disappointment from being forced to come out. “I don’t think that it should be something that is speculated on at any age. I really wanted to have that boundary. It was my private information and my personal life that I wanted to keep to myself. So I was kind of frustrated with myself that I gave into it,” he said. But he also added that there are certain things he wanted to keep private and that no matter what he does, people will always have something to say.

“Even with me coming out, people will still have something to say—whether they believe me or not, whether they suddenly think, “Oh, now can he play straight roles?” But whatever they say, they’re going to say something.”

Anderson then asked Connor what advice he could give to those who are under pressure to come out.

“I’ve met certain people in the last year-about who are going through this kind of thing, where they’ve been in a show that’s blown up or something like that, and they’ve suddenly found themselves in this world where there are a lot of eyes on them. Who you are as a person is suddenly really important to people,” he said. “There’s something really weird and just wrong about it.”

“What I’ve tried to teach myself over the last year—is just that people will always talk. And it’s not necessary to fit into these boxes that people are going to try to fit you into. So I suppose I would tell anyone in a similar situation to just try to be who you are, and try to be aware of the fact that no matter who you are, someone’s going to be upset by it somehow,” Connor continued.

‘Heartstopper’, where Connor stars as one of the lead characters Nick Nelson, currently streams on Netflix.

 

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