Anti-LGBTQ protesters aren’t going to bring down Pride if the cast of “Heartstopper” have anything to say about it.
On Saturday, stars Joe Locke, Jenny Walser, Kit Connor, Sebastian Croft, Tobie Donovan, Corinna Brown and Kizzy Edgell attended London’s annual Pride march.
While there, the actors helped out a young attendee, who was seen in a video shared by Sky News journalist Scott Beasley being grabbed by people protesting the parade.
— Scott Beasley (@SkyScottBeasley) July 2, 2022
As a counter-protest, the cast members stood in front of the protesters, who were behind a barrier, dancing and waving Pride flags to the sound of Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)”.
Locke, Croft and Brown could be seen in the video waving their middle fingers at the protesters while dancing to the music.
joe locke and sebastian croft singing dancing and flipping off homophobes at pride is exactly what the world needed pic.twitter.com/twjXgMwM1H
— zoe🍂PINNED! | LOVES BASH!!!!!!! (cast pr manager) (@vaItcrsen) July 2, 2022
A crowd of attendees nearby cheered on the actors, who soon rejoined the march.
Fans on Twitter couldn’t get enough of the moment, sharing photos and video of the “Heartstoppers” actors trolling the protestors.
JOE LOCKE SAID FUCK HOMOPHOBIA I THINK IT'S BEAUTIFUL 😩💖 pic.twitter.com/nivkvmsqLe
— rei 🌧️ Joe locke is so pretty (@heartstperxjoe) July 2, 2022
joe locke i love you 😭 pic.twitter.com/zkFuguNCIU
— cai (@GRAPEJUlICE) July 2, 2022
no thoughts just this video of joe locke and sebastian croft flipping off homophobes pic.twitter.com/rJ2dncOqvD
— ّ (@narliethinker) July 2, 2022
todays mood is joe locke flipping off homophobes at pride pic.twitter.com/pyY7bmeUHj
— blake (@springIvr) July 2, 2022