“Heartstopper” star Package Connor got here out as bisexual on Monday, saying he felt pressured to share his sexual orientation after the actor was accused of queerbaiting by viewers of the favored Netflix present.
In a uncommon Twitter post, the British actor wrote: “Again for a minute. I’m bi. Congrats for forcing an 18 yr outdated to out himself. I believe a few of you missed the purpose of the present. Bye.”
Whereas Connor didn’t say precisely why he felt pressured to return out, his put up got here weeks after he mentioned he was “deleting Twitter” amid accusations of queerbaiting, or benefiting from showing as queer with out claiming the neighborhood explicitly. That adopted the emergence of pictures displaying him holding palms with Maia Reficco, his co-star in “A Cuban Woman’s Information to Tea and Tomorrow.”
“this can be a foolish foolish app. bit bored of it now, deleting twitter :),” Connor had said within the September put up.
Alice Oseman, the creator of “Heartstopper,” which she first launched as a webcomic and later a graphic novels collection, shared her help for Connor on Monday, writing in response to his tweet: “I really don’t perceive how individuals can watch ‘Heartstopper’ after which gleefully spend their time speculating about sexualities and judging based mostly on stereotypes.”
“I hope all these individuals are embarrassed as F***. Package you’re wonderful,” Oseman wrote.
“I like u package im sorry this has been so disgustingly tough on you,” actor Kizzy Edgell, who performs Darcy Olsson on “Heartstopper” mentioned in a separate tweet. “[You’ve] been handled so unfairly,” they wrote late Monday.
Followers additionally rushed to help Connor, with one Twitter consumer writing: “HOW can one watch a present like Heartstopper and the take away being that you just as a viewer/fan/no matter have the precise to know essentially the most non-public features of the actors life? Particularly with regards to this. All love on this planet to you Package.”
“So sorry that you just’ve actually been pressured out earlier than you had been prepared. Not that it’s best to have ever needed to out your self,” one other wrote. “Individuals actually miss your complete level of this present and the online comics. We love you Package, sorry you had to do that.”