Sir Elton John pays touching tribute to Heartstopper after Attitude Awards win

Sir Elton John has paid tribute to Heartstopper while celebrating the show’s win at the 2022 Virgin Atlantic Attitude Awards, powered by Jaguar.

The TV show based on Alice Oseman’s graphic novels became a runaway success when it premiered on Netflix earlier this year. It has gone on to international acclaim and is widely celebrated as an amazing portrayal of queer love and friendship.

Accepting the award Joe Locke said they were all “surprised at the impact Heartstopper had because when we were making it it was our little show,” that was then shared with the world.

Tweeting on Thursday (13 October) Sir Elton wrote: “Congratulations to the whole #Heartstopper team, especially Kit Connor who played young me in Rocketman (you’re a star) on your win at last nights @AttitudeMag#AttitudeAwards!

“It’s a beautiful series and a powerful portrayal of young gay love – thank you for making it!”

Elton tweeted alongside the caption a composite image of Kit from Heartstopper as well as a shot of him in Rocketman.

One person commented: “IN TEARS,” which summarises most of the responses as well as our own.

Via Attitude

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