Netflix Stranger Things Facing Boycott Amid US Actor Noah Schnapp’s Israel Controversy

The Netflix original Stranger Things star, Noah Schnapp, has faced immense backlash from fans on social media after his comments on the current genocide in Gaza; now, he says the comments so far have been “misconstrued.”

While the famous show officially announced its fifth season, Schnapp’s comments last November triggered a boycott.

In his earlier statement, posted after the October 7 events, Schnapp expressed his anxiety as a Jewish American. He wrote, “…we must recognize that we are all on the side of the fight against terrorism” in the now-deleted post.

Additionally, the actor who plays the character of Will Byers was spotted in an Instagram video story wearing stickers that read “Zionism is sexy” and “Hamas is Isis,” again inciting hatred and bias.

After two months of backlash that was revived by seeing the actor included in the new season’s cast, he came out to reword his intentions by saying on TikTok, “I only want peace and safety and security for all innocent people affected by this conflict…And I just hope to one day see those two groups be able to live harmoniously together in that region.”

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