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Heartstopper Actor Kit Connor Says He Felt Forced To Come Out As Bisexual Amid Queerbaiting Accusations

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Kit Connor isn’t too pleased with the public right about now. The actor, who plays jock Nick Nelson on Netflix’s Heartstopper — a show largely about coming to terms with your sexuality — just revealed in a single tweet that he is bisexual.

This all comes after months of accusations from fans that the actor was queerbaiting — a term which largely reflects a marketing technique in which celebrities, or creators of characters, hint at queerness, but never overtly confirm it, with the hopes of garnering acclaim and popularity from queer audiences.

The 18-year-old actor took to Twitter Monday night to make his assertion, writing: Related: RHOC Star Alexis Bellino Reveals Trans Son In Heartfelt IG Post See the full tweet (below): He’s of course referring to the fact that his Heartstopper character’s story largely revolves around confronting his bisexuality, and while his real life situation may reflect his fictional one more than we thought, it seems like he really wasn’t ready to come out just yet.

This all comes after a May 2 tweet where the British actor addressed the accusations, writing at the time: See (below): He later went on that same month to reaffirm his stance on the Reign with Josh Smith podcast, calling the queerbaiting accusations “mean” and reaffirming his decision to try and maintain some semblance of privacy.

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