"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... 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."
"I honestly found it a little bit funny how they just make assumptions about [our sexualities]. It's 2022. It feels strange to make assumptions about someone's sexuality just based on hearing their voice or seeing their appearance. I feel like that's a very interesting, slightly problematic assumption to make."
Despite the show's massive success, Heartstopper star Yasmin Finney had to recently deal with transphobic remarks thrown her way while she was just eating at a restaurant. Finney played Elle in the series, which has become one of the absolute fan-favorite characters within the fandom. Alas, life can still be hard for an 18-year-old trans woman living in the UK.
Altogether, it's absolutely fair for Connor to criticize the Heartstopper viewers who have been trying to push him and Locke out of the closet or make assumptions about their sexualities. Both actors have just turned 18 years old, so it's more than understandable that they might not be ready to make any public announcements about how they understand their sexualities for the time being.