12-Year-Old ‘Stranger Things’ Actor: Fans ‘Missing the Point’ Obsessing over Character’s Sexuality

Stranger Things actor Noah Schnapp has responded to public speculation as to whether his character Will Byers is gay, asking fans why “being sensitive, or a loner” makes someone a homosexual, claiming that they are “missing the point.”

After posting a screenshot to Instagram showing fans discussing whether Schnapp’s character in the show is gay or not, the 12-year-old actor responded.

So I thought it would be time to jump into the conversation. I've been reading stuff for a while. I think everyone here is missing the point. An author called Gary Schmidt came to speak at our school this week and he said that good stories aren't supposed to leave you with answers because then you never question yourself and you forget about it. A good book, or a good show leaves a lot of unanswered questions but makes you think. Which is what you are all doing. For me, Will being gay or not is besides the point. Stranger Things is a show about a bunch of kids who are outsiders and find each other because they have been bullied in some way or are different. Does being sensitive, or a loner, or a teenager who likes photography, or a girl with red hair and big glasses, make you gay? I'm only 12 but I do know we all relate to being different. And that's why I think the Duffers wrote the show the way they did. So you can ask all these questions. I hope the real answer never comes out! #dufferbrothers ❤️❤️

A photo posted by 🌍Noah Schnapp🎥 (@noahschnapp) on

“So I thought it would be time to jump into the conversation,” declared Schnapp on Instagram. “I’ve been reading stuff for a while. I think everyone here is missing the point.”

“An author called Gary Schmidt came to speak at our school this week and he said that good stories aren’t supposed to leave you with answers because then you never question yourself and you forget about it,” he continued. “A good book, or a good show leaves a lot of unanswered questions but makes you think. Which is what you are all doing.”

“For me, Will being gay or not is besides the point,” Schnapp said. “Stranger Things is a show about a bunch of kids who are outsiders and find each other because they have been bullied in some way or are different. Does being sensitive, or a loner, or a teenager who likes photography, or a girl with red hair and big glasses, make you gay?”

“I’m only 12 but I do know we all relate to being different. And that’s why I think the Duffers wrote the show the way they did,” he concluded. “So you can ask all these questions. I hope the real answer never comes out!”

Charlie Nash is a reporter for Breitbart Tech. You can follow him on Twitter @MrNashington or like his page at Facebook.


Comment count on this article reflects comments made on Breitbart.com and Facebook. Visit Breitbart's Facebook Page.