Noah Schnapp has finally responded to criticism over Will’s sexuality storyline in season 4.
In season 4, it was almost confirmed that Will Byers is gay and he is in love with Mike Wheeler (Finn Wolfhard). Will has a conversation with Mike where has talked about Eleven but it's crystal clear that Will is actually speaking about himself and his own feelings towards Mike.
Some viewers were hoping that Will would actually come out but it never did happen. As a result, fans were disappointed in the storyline of Will and criticized the show.
Now, Noah Schnapp has responded to that criticism by commenting on a now-deleted TikTok video.
The caption on the video reads: "Incredibly disappointing that this is the route they decided to take with Will's sexuality. It's just so vile that everything has to be a metaphor?? I'm so tired of vague coming out scenes in media that simply should've had confirmation to begin with. Will deserved to have his coming out scene with Jonathan. Will deserved to explain his painting to Mike without it being twisted into some sort of plot device for a straight couple."
In response, Noah wrote: "First of all, it’s the 80s and the kid’s a FRESHMAN in [high school]. Let them slowly develop the plot and when he does come out, it will be really special and real."
OH WOW pic.twitter.com/8aWU1BsNHs
— ty (@willeIfilms) July 1, 2022
It looks like Will Byers will formally come out in the next installment as the makers have already confirmed that Will is the focus in season 5.