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Heartstopper Helped a Fan Come Out to Her Parents, Star Kit Connor Responds

Heartstopper Helped a Fan Come Out to Her Parents, Kit Connor Responds

Heartstopper Helped a Fan Come Out to Her Parents, Kit Connor Responds

The Netflix show is already having such an impact.

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Heartstopper has made quite a splash in the short time since the LGBTQ+ series dropped on Netflix, but for one teen, it’s already become more than that.

Esme (@lovernelson) tweeted last week, “just came out as queer to my parents using nicks coming out scene in the show,” adding, “feeling emotional rn.”

The scene in question takes place in the final episode of season one, where Nick (Kit Connor) tries to find the words to explain his relationship with Charlie (Joe Locke), and ends up coming out as bisexual to his mother (Olivia Colman) in the process.

It’s a charming, sweet scene of acceptance, and one any nervous child would hope for when coming out to their own parents. So Esme decided to send it to her parents as her own way of coming out.

Fortunately, the teen tells PinkNews that although their parents weren’t completely sure what was going on at first, they were ultimately “really nice about it.”

And her confession is already resonating with fellow Heartstopper fans and members of the LGBTQ+ community as well.

Even Connor himself saw Esme’s story and has subsequently commented on it in interviews.

“This took like 7 years to come to terms with and do,” Esme wrote on Twitter. “Thank you alice oseman for creating a character that has helped me in ways i could never describe, thank you kit connor for being the most perfect nick nelson + encapsulating everything about him and thank you to the heartstopper cast for constantly inspiring me and making me feel normal for being queer.”

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Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.