Heartstopper star Kit Connor has decided to take a break from Twitter after being accused of queerbaiting.

The 18-year-old plays Nick Nelson in the Netflix hit series, which has been renewed for two more seasons.

Accusations of the actor queerbaiting stemmed from him being photographed holding hands with Maia Reficco.

The pair are co-stars in the upcoming film A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow.

The images caused a social media frenzy, which led to Connor being accused of queerbaiting.

On 12 September, he took to Twitter to address the comments, saying he was “a bit bored of it now.”


The star has previously opened up about not labelling his sexuality.

In May, he tweeted: “twitter is so funny man. apparently some people on here know my sexuality better than I do…”


He also made an appearance on the Reign with Josh Smith podcast, where he talked further about his sexuality.

He told Smith: “In regards to my tweets, I just think that there’s a danger with things on social media.”

“In the cast, I’m 18 and we have a few people in their early 20s, and even with those older members of the cast, we’re all so young, and to start speculating about our sexualities and maybe pressuring us to come out when maybe we’re not ready.”

“I mean, for me, I just feel like I’m perfectly confident and comfortable in my sexuality, but I’m not too big on labels and things like that. I’m not massive about that. And I don’t feel like I need to label myself, especially not publicly. That tweet was slightly calling them out but also find it funny,” he explained.

“It’s 2022, it feels a bit strange to make assumptions about a person’s sexuality just based on hearing their voice or seeing their appearance. I feel like that’s a very interesting, slightly problematic, sort of assumption to make.”