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Fellow actors defend Finn Wolfhard for refusing fan picture

/ 07:34 PM November 08, 2017
Stranger Things, Caleb McLaughlin, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Gaten Matarazzo

Caleb McLaughlin, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp and Gaten Matarazzo at Netflix’s season 2 premiere of “Stranger Things” in Westwood  (Image: Stock Photo)

Celebrities have come to the defense of teen actor Finn Wolfhard after an adult fan called him “heartless” for refusing a picture.

In a now-private post, a netizen shared a video of the 14-year-old as he entered his building.


The netizen wrote, “Imagine being 14 and heartless that you can’t even stop for your fans who made you famous in the first place! WOW.”

“Game of Thrones” actress Sophie Turner expressed outrage for Wolfhard.

“Damn… seeing fully grown adults wait outside the ‘Stranger Things’ kids’ hotels etc., and then abuse them when they don’t stop for them,” she said.

“And how dare you shun and demean that child when they don’t pose for an adult stranger’s photograph… Doesn’t that go against everything we teach our children anyway?”

A post shared by Sophie Turner (@sophiet) on

Having grown up on the “Thrones” set since she was 15, Turner would know a thing or two about the struggles as a child actor.

Shannon Purser, who played Barb in the first season of “Stranger Things,” said, “He’s human and he needs breaks too.”

The 20-year-old actress admitted that even for an adult, the attention could get intimidating.

“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.”

Noah Schnapp, 13, concurred and defended his onscreen BFF:

“We really love the fans. Finn is the nicest guy you will ever know. We all work so hard, and need a break sometimes.” /ra


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