Stranger Things star faces backlash over controversial political stance

Written by Jeppe W

Nov.14 - 2023 7:17 AM CET

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Noah Schnapp, known for his role in "Stranger Things," is facing criticism after he was seen with controversial stickers.

The incident, which has sparked calls for his cancellation, involved stickers with messages "Zionism is Sexy" and "Hamas is ISIS."

Schnapp was filmed in a cafe, where he and friends were seen laughing and joking with the stickers. This footage has since circulated on social media, drawing widespread condemnation.

Critics have pointed to the disparity in reactions to celebrity statements on Palestine, referencing Bella Hadid's experience for showing support for Palestine.

Public Reaction

Social media users expressed their outrage, with one person writing, "the way someone like Bella Hadid gets fired for showing support to Palestine while Noah Schnapp is openly supporting and calling a genocide 'sexy' without consequences is literally filling me with so much rage."

Others criticized Schnapp for what they perceive as supporting genocide and being islamophobic.

Schnapp's Previous Controversies

This isn't the first time Schnapp has been embroiled in controversy regarding the Israel-Palestine conflict. He previously faced backlash for allegedly liking a post satirizing support for Palestinians on U.S. college campuses. Schnapp has expressed a desire for peace for both Palestinians and Israelis, advocating for humanity over violence.

The incident highlights the responsibility of celebrities in using their platforms, especially regarding sensitive geopolitical issues.

Activists urge public figures to educate themselves and understand the complexities of such conflicts before making public statements.

See the controversial video of Noah Schnapp:

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