Strange things are happening to the "Stranger Things" stars.
We've been seeing the cast members everywhere lately to promote Season 2 on Netflix. The four boys were just on "The Tonight Show" and then "The Late Late Show" doing goofy bits. They're popular, and they seem to be having fun. But they are also flooded with attention -- and some of it is extreme. Even when the attention is meant to be positive, it can be too needy.
Finn Wolfhard, 14, was apparently involved in some backlash when he didn't stop to greet fans waiting outside his hotel. There was also the controversy of a 27-year-old model basically hitting on Wolfhard:
Wolfhard responded to the model's post, calling it "gross," but also not seeming to want to talk about it too much. Maybe because it was creepy and invasive:
Model, 27, under fire after asking Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard, 14, to 'hit her up' in four years https://t.co/yhB6u8JMs1— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) November 6, 2017
Finn talking about the 27 year-old model that sexualized him pic.twitter.com/luAiRVh1mV— Affinity Magazine (@TheAffinityMag) November 5, 2017
Wolfhard recently dropped his agent after the agent was accused of sexually assaulting two men when they were teens not much older than himself. These are not fun subjects.
So there's a lot going on. Wolfhard himself weighed in on Twitter, not directly referencing any incident, but suggesting the people he was tweeting about knew who they were:
Hey everybody! I don't wanna ex-communicate anyone from this fandom, but if you are for real you will not harass my friends, or co-workers. Ya'll know who you are.— Finn Wolfhard (@FinnSkata) November 8, 2017
Why I even have to tweet that, I don't know. Anyone who calls themselves a "fan" and actively goes after someone for literally acting and doing their job is ridiculous. Think b4 ya type boiiii— Finn Wolfhard (@FinnSkata) November 8, 2017
Many fans thanked him and agreed with him, even as they disagreed with each other on what exactly he was referencing. He wrote "literally acting and doing their job" so that sounds like there are fans out there lashing out at stars for what their characters do. Sometimes fans blur the lines too much and forget that the actors are just people -- not their characters, but also not superheroes or ethereal beings outside the realm of Just People Like The Rest Of Us.
Anyway, on a lighter note, here are the four lads in a fun bit with James Corden, forming their own Motown cover band, "The Upside Downs":"Stranger Things" Seasons 1 and 2 are now streaming on Netflix. Season 3 will show up when it feels like it.
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