This is strange. Finn Wolfhard was accused of being cold to a ‘Stranger Things’ fan — but luckily, everyone’s favorite demogorgon victim came to the rescue, and defended the young star. Go Barb!
Finn Wolfhard has found himself in hot water with some Stranger Things fans. A video started circulating on social media showing a group of people asking the 14-year-old for his audience outside of a hotel, according to Teen Vogue. “We’re really big fans,” someone said in the video, while another asked: “Do you mind signing?” It appeared that Finn didn’t stop to speak with the fans, and one onlooker was recorded saying, “That’s so rude.” The poster of the video has since made their account private, but the once-public tweet had amassed over 3,000 retweets and was posted with the caption,”Imagine being 14 and heartless that you can’t even stop for your fans who made you famous in the first place! WOW.”
While fans were clearly unhappy with Finn’s actions, the video angered his former co-star Shannon Purser, 20, for a completely different reason. “Okay, no. No actor is under any obligation to stop for anyone. Finn is an incredibly kind human. But he’s human and he needs breaks too,” the actress who played Barb on the Netflix series said on Twitter. “I experience this on a significantly smaller scale, obviously, but I’ve had people waiting for me in hotel lobbies, at my airport gate, etc… And I’m an adult. I can’t imagine being inundated with all this attention at his age. It’s intimidating,” she added in a thread. See pics of the second season of Stranger Things here!
She ended by pointing out that Finn obviously loves his fans, but that doesn’t negate the fact that he’s still a kid who needs his space. “So, from one big sister to the world, don’t you DARE make young actors feel guilty or indebted to you because they couldn’t say hi… They give you their art. They love their fans. Don’t take advantage of that. And if you can’t handle them needing space, stay away.” Well said, Shannon!
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