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Heartstopper's Kit Connor forced to come out as bi
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This is his original tweet:


Here's an article about this:
Quote:Fans of and the creator behind Netflix series “Heartstopper” are rallying around series star Kit Connor after the actor shared that he was “forced” to come out as bisexual.

The 18-year-old actor made a rare appearance on Twitter Monday, writing: “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.”

Though Connor didn’t specify why he felt forced to come out, some have recently accused the actor of “queerbaiting” on social media. The controversy began after photos emerged of him holding hands with Maia Reficco, his co-star in “A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow.”

In “Heartstopper,” Connor plays Nick Nelson, a popular rugby player who befriends Joe Locke’s Charlie Spring; the two develop a romantic relationship.
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#2
I think there must be more to it.
The questioning and rumouring on social media has being going around since the show aired and he seemed to be doing a good job of just ignoring it.

Maybe some newspaper or magazine has got hold of some 'evidence' (an ex?) and was about to out him if he didn't come clean with an exclusive for them. I know thats what happened in the past with numerous gay celebs. Tom D being the main one we know about.
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#3
Joe Locke deleted his twitter account. The 'fans' seem to doing a great job attacking actors who played a role.
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#4
quite ironic for wholesome show to have toxic fans
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#5
This is so sad. Some of the replies to that tweet are vile. I hope he is OK and this doesn't affect him too badly, the scrutiny of being in the public eye these days where people can directly abuse others on social media makes it much worse than it used to be. It should make no difference to anyone whether he gay, straight, bi or something else.
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#6
Star Wars fans are the worst, and these people are a close second.
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(01-11-2022, 09:32 AM)ladsnet Wrote: I think there must be more to it.
The questioning and rumouring on social media has being going around since the show aired and he seemed to be doing a good job of just ignoring it.
Like you, I think there is more to it than meets the eye. But there is a piece of the jigsaw missing. It sounds like someone said or did something, made a provocative tweet maybe, and he felt he had no other choice.

That being said (and I’m not getting on my high horse here), Kit’s been in the media quite a bit, mostly promoting Heartstopper. And the photo shoots have certainly given the impression that he’s promoting himself as an attractive male, and maybe wouldn’t mind some male company too - if it was on offer.

So it might look like he’s putting himself out there. And who else does that?? Oh yes, Harry Styles. And he’s not gay either, apparently.

Now, everyone’s open-minded enough to accept gay guys should feel happy and open about themselves, even if they’re appearing in the media. But there seems to be this dichotomy going (actually more than two things).

One: almost “queerbaiting” (for want of a better term, it’s not particularly nice, but you get the drift); putting yourself out there without appearing to notice that guys may fancy/find you attractive (a bit like straight girls do), or even doing it deliberately for attention (not sure that’s the case, but you can’t tell either way).

And two: maintaining that your sexuality and private life is your own affair, and no-one else’s, yet you’re happy to accept the publicity and public interest when it comes to promoting your projects, whether you’re an actor, or performer or whatever.

A bit like the Diana thing. She was not happy to be photographed in her own time, but was more than happy to be when it came to projects she was interested in.

I say you can’t have a fully private life if you have a public profile. People will become interested in you, for all the wrong reasons, as well as the right ones. And if you are genuinely and sincerely believing that your sexuality is your own affair, why promote yourself in photoshoots that might appeal to guys?? Because they’re bound to look at you in a sexual sort of way somehow??

There is a third element, too. Even if you do accept that people should be able to come out at a time of their own choosing… what if it becomes a habit?? Staying closeted gives you some sort of comfort zone to occupy. It means you don’t have to take any shit for being gay - you can just say “no comment”, or “it’s my private business”.

What if that becomes a long-term habit?? In 20 or 30 years you might find a group of guys who are not really out there, and gay visibility might be seen to be on the wane. If you want to be a role model and an icon, you need to put yourself out there, literally.
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@jumbler

I'm not getting another potential dressing down for you.  Suffice to say you and I do not agree on anything and I find your opinions to be quite unpalatable.

Are you actually saying that a person cannot be sexually fluid and personally discrete if they are famous?  Like Harry Styles or in this case, Kit Connor, should have to somehow be openly one thing or another just to alleviate yours (and others) personal need to letterbox someone in the name of what?  Or, Diana... she shouldn't have been allowed to (at the very least) use the media's obsession with her to perhaps promote some good in the world whilst undergoing the incessant obsession of journalistic lack of integrity?

You are not my kind of gay or ginger or however you identify.  You seem like a mean and uninformed and typical white cis male entitled privileged tory voting (expletive).

Pffft!
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(01-11-2022, 09:04 PM)jumbler Wrote:
(01-11-2022, 09:32 AM)ladsnet Wrote: I think there must be more to it.
The questioning and rumouring on social media has being going around since the show aired and he seemed to be doing a good job of just ignoring it.
Like you, I think there is more to it than meets the eye. But there is a piece of the jigsaw missing. It sounds like someone said or did something, made a provocative tweet maybe, and he felt he had no other choice.

That being said (and I’m not getting on my high horse here), Kit’s been in the media quite a bit, mostly promoting Heartstopper. And the photo shoots have certainly given the impression that he’s promoting himself as an attractive male, and maybe wouldn’t mind some male company too - if it was on offer.

So it might look like he’s putting himself out there. And who else does that?? Oh yes, Harry Styles. And he’s not gay either, apparently.

Now, everyone’s open-minded enough to accept gay guys should feel happy and open about themselves, even if they’re appearing in the media. But there seems to be this dichotomy going (actually more than two things).

One: almost “queerbaiting” (for want of a better term, it’s not particularly nice, but you get the drift); putting yourself out there without appearing to notice that guys may fancy/find you attractive (a bit like straight girls do), or even doing it deliberately for attention (not sure that’s the case, but you can’t tell either way).

And two: maintaining that your sexuality and private life is your own affair, and no-one else’s, yet you’re happy to accept the publicity and public interest when it comes to promoting your projects, whether you’re an actor, or performer or whatever.

A bit like the Diana thing. She was not happy to be photographed in her own time, but was more than happy to be when it came to projects she was interested in.

I say you can’t have a fully private life if you have a public profile. People will become interested in you, for all the wrong reasons, as well as the right ones. And if you are genuinely and sincerely believing that your sexuality is your own affair, why promote yourself in photoshoots that might appeal to guys?? Because they’re bound to look at you in a sexual sort of way somehow??

There is a third element, too. Even if you do accept that people should be able to come out at a time of their own choosing… what if it becomes a habit?? Staying closeted gives you some sort of comfort zone to occupy. It means you don’t have to take any shit for being gay - you can just say “no comment”, or “it’s my private business”.

What if that becomes a long-term habit?? In 20 or 30 years you might find a group of guys who are not really out there, and gay visibility might be seen to be on the wane. If you want to be a role model and an icon, you need to put yourself out there, literally.

As always, this sounds stupid as hell.
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#10
I actually don't bother reading them now.
Apols. But they just go on and on and usually just seem designed to wind people up.


Anyhoo....

Having seen the stuff around this today I roll back on my 'there must be more to this'. Maybe there is.. but it does certainly seem like a group of people on social media have been making his and his friends life hell lately.

I saw some good comment relating this back to an issue we were talking about when Its A Sin came out.. and various people, I think including RTD stated that now, only gay actors should be doing gay parts.

And that that has led to a situation where a young lad who sexuality was undisclosed, but assumed to be straight, was getting a load of shit for daring to play a gay/bi role in a TV series.
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#11
I read someone bring up the term Parasocial Relationships in an article...these so called fans think they are really close to these public figures and demand to know everything...

on a side note - jumbler seem like an old lonely man who has no one to talk to and have to come and stir things up here...better to totally ignore him...
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#12
At least this means we legitimately have a chance of pulling Kit Connor now.

You know... like we do with Tom Daley.
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#13
This, I think, is very good....

Kit Connor Didn’t Owe Us Anything - Vogue magazine
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#14
Odds are better with Kit because Tom's in a relationship (or is that old-fashioned?)

I's still very surprised that no newspapers have picked up on the fact that one of the replies to Kit's tweet was by Edvin Ryding, someone in a unique position to understand the situation given his starring role in Young Royals.
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(02-11-2022, 10:52 AM)ladsnet Wrote: At least this means we legitimately have a chance of pulling Kit Connor now.

You know... like we do with Tom Daley.

(02-11-2022, 11:12 AM)Tiuri Wrote: Odds are better with Kit because Tom's in a relationship (or is that old-fashioned?)

Are Tom and Lance monogamous?
How is Robbie these days? Any news about him lately?
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#16
Poor lad. Must be really shit to have people watching and debating your every move like the more obsessive fans feel entitled to do nowadays. I know there’s always been OTT fans, like Beatlemania or whatever, but the illusion of ‘access’ you get from following social media seems to have made it a lot worse

Can’t help thinking of stuff I’ve seen about a couple of actors rumoured to be more than housemates. There’s people properly combing through not just their social media, but all their relatives and what they’re following and liking too. Creepy.
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(02-11-2022, 11:12 AM)Tiuri Wrote: Odds are better with Kit because Tom's in a relationship (or is that old-fashioned?)

I's still very surprised that no newspapers have picked up on the fact that one of the replies to Kit's tweet was by Edvin Ryding, someone in a unique position to understand the situation given his starring role in Young Royals.

what did Edvin Ryding say? I tried to find it but failed...there are over 39k responses 

(02-11-2022, 11:04 AM)ladsnet Wrote: This, I think, is very good....

Kit Connor Didn’t Owe Us Anything - Vogue magazine

It is a great read.
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(01-11-2022, 09:32 AM)ladsnet Wrote: I think there must be more to it.
The questioning and rumouring on social media has being going around since the show aired and he seemed to be doing a good job of just ignoring it.

Maybe some newspaper or magazine has got hold of some 'evidence' (an ex?) and was about to out him if he didn't come clean with an exclusive for them. I know thats what happened in the past with numerous gay celebs. Tom D being the main one we know about.

Everytime he would be seen with a girl in public, people on twitter would harass him accuse him of queer-baiting and to cancel him. Supposedly if the girl had a twitter account she would also receive threats
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