Schnapp announced to his fans and followers in a TikTok video that he, like his character Will Meyers, is gay.
In the video, the 18-year-old wrote that his friends and family already knew when they were told, confirming to himself that coming out was not as big an issue as he had anticipated.
“When I finally told my friends and family I was gay after being scared in the closet for 18 years and all they said was ‘we know,'” Schnapp wrote as he lip-synced the quote, “You know what it never was, that serious. It was never that serious. Quite frankly, will never be that serious.”
He also wrote in the TikTok video’s caption: “I guess I am more similar to Will than I thought.”
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TikTok and other social media sites were flooded with messages of admiration and affection from fans.
“This is an incredible coming out video,” one person said.
A famous content creator Chris Olsen, who is also gay, said “Welcome king.”
Schnapp’s character in the fourth season of “Stranger Things” refers to being homosexual and having emotions for another character, Mike. In an interview with Variety, Schnapp later revealed his character’s sexuality.
“Stranger Things” has four seasons on Netflix and has become one of the platform’s most popular shows. The series, which debuted in 2016, follows a group of youngsters, including Schnapp, as they encountered paranormal phenomena.
The course of the program has allowed fans to watch the show’s stars grow up in front of their eyes, and this experience has not gone unnoticed by the performers, who see the play’s influence on their life.
“It has absolutely touched our life so tremendously,” Schnapp’s co-star Millie Bobby Brown told Access Hollywood. “We graduated from the show together, met each other, and have been friends for nearly seven years.”
“And, it’s been an experience of a lifetime,” Brown continued. “There’s been lots of personal growth, professional growth. Professional skills that we have adapted with the amazing people we have worked with, along the way. And, those are things that you’ll never forget.”
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