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"Heartstopper" Cast Members Respond to London Pride Protestors With Lots of Dancing

Teen Vogue logo Teen Vogue 7/3/2022 Lauren Rearick
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Watching the cast of Heartstopper respond to protestors at London Pride is the most joyful thing you'll witness today. 

As noted by the Independent, stars from the hit Netflix series were among those attending Saturday's London Pride festivities. At one point, their parade group came across a section of protestors. In video shared by the Independent and across social media, you could see as Joe Locke and Sebastian Craft join other participants in responding.

Stepping closer towards the barricades, the pair happily dance along to Whitney Houston's “I Wanna Dance with Somebody," middle fingers proudly displayed. 

Sharing video of what occurred on Twitter, Kit Connor wrote, “uhhh I was videoing and screaming at them but please don’t be mistaken, it wasn’t ’Kit Connor and the rest of the cast’, it was @joelocke03 and @SebastianCroft front and centre. Please give them the credit for doing something so powerful.”

Joe addressed what occurred, writing, “Had to do my job properly.” He completed his response with a shrug emoji. Sebastian simply tweeted, “Love always wins.”

Twitter followers were quick to praise the stars, writing, “SO PROUD KING” and “you’re an icon.” Another fan tweeted, "The heartstopper cast at pride is something so Special to me."

In an especially emotional response, this author wrote, “Wow. I'm so proud of them. The torch has been passed. A great weight has been lifted from this old (75 year old) queer who faced much the same reaction in many Pride Parades in NYC. Bravo.”

We'll soon get even more of the Heartstopper cast, as Netflix previously confirmed that a second season of the series is coming. There's no word on an official release date, but much of the main cast is expected to return. 

Joe previously reflected on the impact of the series in an interview with Teen Vogue, saying, "It’s important that we tell queer stories that have a more serious and hard-hitting background, but it's just as important to teach young queer kids that they deserve happiness and they deserve all this positivity. And that just because they happen to be queer does not change any of their rights to happiness and love.”

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