Noah Schnapp has become the latest victim of cancel culture. After publicly showing his support for Israel, the actor had to face heavy consequences on the internet. Now Stranger Things fans are also turning their backs on Noah Schnapp.
A couple of days back, Schnapp sparked controversy when he released a statement criticizing his followers for supporting violence. Social media users expressed outrage over his remarks that individuals must either support Israel or stand with terrorism. His statement also included other sensitive topics that have resulted in massive backlash.
The Stranger Things actor is now being canceled for his stance. He is witnessing a significant drop in his Instagram follower count, losing approximately 200k followers to date. The escalating backlash reached a point where Schnapp had to disable comments on his posts as he was inundated with an influx of anti-Israel comments.
In the wake of recent events, Stranger Things fans are also turning their backs on Noah Schnapp. The actor has a huge following on social media, second only to Millie Bobby Brown among the Stranger Things cast. There are numerous accounts devoted to Will Byers on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr. However, most of these fan accounts have now declared that they do not associate themselves with Schnapp anymore and prefer to maintain their allegiance solely to the fictional character Will Byers.
As these fans expressed their commitment to supporting Will Byers, there were others who called for Noah Schnapp to be recast in Season 5. Some users emphasized a sharp contrast between Schnapp and the character of Will Byers, contending that the character would never utter such controversial statements.
Noah Schnapp is currently waiting for season 5 to start filming. The pre-production on the show has begun however the actors strike means that filming cannot begin. Now, the recent controversy will put more pressure on Netflix as users are asking for Schnapp to be replaced or else they will boycott the show.
Check out the reaction from Stranger Things fans below.
if you support noah do NOT EVER associate yourself with me.
— byler theories ! (@byersfolklore) October 12, 2023
when i am talking about will byers i am never ever talking about noah schnapp btw
— mel⋆｡° ✩ (@willelpowers) October 11, 2023
every day i wish they never casted noah schnapp as will byers
— ً (@elmaxcrave) October 11, 2023
can y'all stop with the 'will byers is my son, he's not noah schnapp' bullshit. he's not real, he's not relevant in any way. stop coddling a fictional character when palestinians are dying.
— aizb ☽☾ (@qamrology) October 11, 2023
No offense to my mutuals but you guys really aren't "better" bc you're able to separate a character from an actor. If someone dislikes Will Byers bc of Noah Schnapp, thats valid. At the end of the day, Will Byers is a fictional character, the Israeli apartheid is real.
— 🎃Ziggy🎃 (@ziggysautism) October 10, 2023
can someone else play will byers in season 5 i beg
— daisy 💌 (@decodewillel) October 11, 2023
Will Byers would never say the bullshit that’s spewing out of Noah Schnapp’s mouth
— Kareen🧣 (Taylor’s Version) (@handwrittenhoe) October 12, 2023
you're allowed to love will byers and value what his queen rep means. i see myself in him, and that will not change just bc the person playing him is a zionist piece of stale bubble gum stuck to my shoe collecting crumbs and dirt particles. i won't give noah schnapp that power.
— willow the wise (@sapphicjopper) October 12, 2023
im finding it soo hard to separate the character from the actor today its so annoying bc i love will byers w my whole heart but also he is played by someone so shitty ughhhhh
— daisy 💌 (@decodewillel) October 11, 2023
Will Byers recast S5 please
— Cami 🍂 1989 TV (@bylersslesbian) October 11, 2023
it's a shame that best boy in the world will byers has to be played by such a rotten person
— final girl rachel carruthers (@mossgirl00) October 11, 2023
i want to specify that i only support will byers and his character only, not his actor and his thoughts
— g ;vienna n3! (@lovinmyjisoo) October 11, 2023
i hate that i can’t even say “i hope will byers dies” for all the shit noah schnapp has done because i’m literally such a will stan
— ˚୨୧⋆ STEVIE. (@MASKMUNA) October 13, 2023
Hate that Will byers has noah schnapps face free my boy
— nad yule 🐀 (@alyanetted) October 11, 2023
Is there any chance a season centred around Will Byers could have less of him idk if I could sit through however many hours of him after this
— stobin platonic soulmates shooter (@smalltownrobin) October 12, 2023
btw since will byers is in my bio i wanna make it clear that i only love will byers NOT his actor.
— kal ❦ (@pynchyaoi) October 11, 2023
Noah idc if you play one of my favorite characters you really need to keep ur mouth shut either ur really stupid or just plain ignorant as hell either way guess ur gonna learn the way of not keeping ur mouth shut
— BylerEndgame/🏳️🌈 Fan Account (@SlytherinLimght) October 11, 2023
.@Stranger_Things @netflix as a longtime Netflix subscriber and stranger things fan, i am so disappointed by noah schnapp comments regarding Israel & Palestine conflict. his character should be gone by the next season. https://t.co/8WW2yPviBN
— 𝕋𝕒𝕞𝕖𝕣 🇵🇸 𝟙𝟙.𝟙𝟟.𝟚𝟘𝟚𝟛 (@MrMadeYouCry) October 11, 2023