Stranger Things Actor Noah Schnapp’s controversy explained after fans call for boycott due to controversial video

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In recent developments, Noah Schnapp, the star of Stranger Things, has made controversial comments regarding the Israel-Hamas conflict. As a result, he has come under the radar with fans criticizing his approach to the conflict that is taking place in the world right at this moment.

The series Stranger Things debuted on Netflix in 2016 with Noah Schnapp as its leading actor. Schnapp and his co-stars have catapulted into superstardom as a result of the episode’s overnight success. The actor is much loved by the fans, however, due to his recent comments, his fanbase seems to have turned against him. 

What did Noah Schnapp Say?

On Schnapp’s Instagram story last November, he posted a video of himself and his friends laughing to themselves as they passed around stickers that read “Hamas is Isis” and “Zionism is Sexy.” This has been deemed insensitive by fans who believe a more emphatic approach should be taken at a time when people are dying in thousands across Palestine.

To remind you guys, back on October 1, 2023, the Palestinian militant group Hamas targeted Israel, resulting in over 1,200 deaths, mostly civilians. Israel declared war on Hamas two days later and began a blockade of Gaza. Over 20,000 Palestinians have been killed in the ensuing conflict, which has prompted many around the world to call for a ceasefire. Therefore, fans of Stranger Things have decided to take matters into their own hands and have petitioned to have him removed from the show’s next season, which has just entered production. 

How did the fans react? 

Stranger Things season five production has finally begun, but the news was marred by boycott calls, following the controversial comments of Noah Schnapp. In its official announcement, Netflix shared a photo of the cast, which confirmed the return of most of the original cast, including Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Caleb McLaughlin, Charlie Heaton, Natalia Dyer, Joe Keery, David Harbour, Winona Ryder, Brett Gelman, Jamie Campbell Bower, and others.

After the post went viral, fans had a look to share as well. Have a look below. 

Besides Schnapp, actors Brett Gelman and Cara Buono, as well as producer Shawn Levy and the Duffer Brothers, who created the show, have also been criticized. The Stranger Things team finds itself at the center of a storm, with fans expressing disappointment and disillusionment, overshadowing the excitement surrounding the upcoming season.

Also Read: Stranger Things Season 5 Expected Release Date

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