Love, Victor stars Michael Cimino and George Sear showcased their support for Kit Connor and his response to speculation around his sexuality.
Back in May, the Heartstopper star took to Twitter and addressed fans for making assumptions about his sexuality.
“twitter is so funny man apparently some people on here know my sexuality better than I do,” he wrote.
“For all we know, he could still be figuring himself out. It’s totally his business, that’s totally up to him, whether to talk about that or not, and I think that’s what it comes down to, is whether people want to or not, really,” Sear said.
Cimino echoed similar sentiments while also discussing the importance of an actor’s privacy.
“Just because someone is in the limelight doesn’t mean that you have to force them to come out and force them to do anything,” he explained.
“No one owes anybody anything in this industry, and so if someone is still learning how to navigate their sexuality or whatever the case may be, they shouldn’t have to be like, ‘Yes! This is who I am,” if they’re not sure about it yet.
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“It might just be a thing where it’s like, ‘Yeah, my family, my friends and the people around me know, and that’s all that matters.'”
Cimino and Sear’s comments come two weeks after Connor opened up about his aforementioned tweet during an interview on the Reign With Josh Smith podcast.
“We’re still all so young. To start sort of speculating about our sexualities and maybe pressuring us to come out when maybe we’re not ready,” he explained.
“For me, I just feel perfectly confident and comfortable with my sexuality. But I don’t feel the need to really, you know – I’m not too big on labels and things like that.
“I’m not massive about that. I don’t feel like I need to label myself, especially not publicly.”
Towards the end of his interview, the Rocketman star described the constant speculation as a “little bit funny.”
“It’s 2022. It feels strange to make assumptions about someone’s sexuality just based on hearing their voice or seeing their appearance,” he said.
“I feel like that’s a very interesting, slightly problematic assumption to make.”