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StrangerThings Actor Responds to Rumors His Character is Gay

Stranger Things Actor Responds to Rumors His Character is Gay

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Noah Schnapp, who plays Will, responded to comments regarding his character's sexuality via Instagram Sunday night.

Since its premiere on Netflix, Stranger Things has been the topic of many online debates.

Most recetly, fans have been trying to determine the sexuality of Will Byers, the boy who gets trapped in the the Upside-Down. The 12-year-old actor who plays Will, Noah Schnapp, joined the ongoing debate on Instagram Sunday night.

In his post he states that good stories are meant to leave you with questions but that his character's sexuality 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," he said in his post. "Does being sensitive, or a loner, or a teenager who likes photography, or a girl with red hair and big glasses, make you gay?"

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

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Stranger Things returns to Netflix in 2017.

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