Stranger Things Star Noah Schnapp Slammed for Zionism Is Sexy Message Video
"Stranger Things" star Noah Schnapp faces backlash for sharing video with "Zionism is sexy" stickers amid Israel-Gaza conflict.
On Monday, Noah Schnapp faced backlash on social media after sharing a video in which he and his friends are seen laughing and holding up stickers that say "Zionism is sexy." The "Stranger Things" star's controversial post comes amid the escalating conflict between Israel and Gaza, sparked by a deadly Hamas attack on Oct. 7. The video, which has been widely shared on Twitter, prompted calls for a boycott of the hit Netflix series' upcoming final season.
Lauren Jauregi, a former member of Fifth Harmony, expressed her outrage, questioning the use of the word "sexy" in the midst of genocide. Her post was shared by thousands, including actor John Cusack. Others commented on Schnapp's Instagram posts, expressing disappointment and disgust at his actions. The backlash continued as people vowed to boycott Schnapp's future projects, including "Stranger Things."
On Oct. 11, Schnapp shared his fear and anguish over the Hamas attacks, stating, "You either stand with Israel or you stand with terrorism." This post also evoked strong reactions, with some making jokes about standing with the "Stranger Things" main villain who kidnapped Schnapp's character.
TheWrap has reached out to Schnapp's representatives for comment on the controversy. The situation has sparked widespread debate and criticism, highlighting the impact of celebrities' actions and words on social and political issues.