The Upside Down might be full of Demogorgons and Hawkins secrets, but it’s the real world brewing a storm for “Stranger Things” season 5. Netizens are calling for a boycott, and Noah Schnapp, Millie Bobby Brown, and the entire Hawkins gang are caught in the crossfire. Buckle up, because this gossip goes deeper than Vecna’s vines.
The dust-up boils down to two main ingredients: Noah Schnapp’s controversial social media activity and Millie Bobby Brown’s brand partnerships. Let’s dissect them, shall we?
Schnapp’s Snafu: Remember those Instagram stories with “Zionism is Sexy” stickers? Yeah, those. They sparked outrage over Schnapp’s perceived insensitivity towards the Israel-Palestine conflict. Fans felt betrayed, accusing him of prioritizing jokes over human lives. The #BoycottStrangerThings hashtag trended, demanding either his removal from the show or a boycott of season 5 altogether.
Millie’s Monetization: While some fans adore Millie’s entrepreneurial spirit, others feel her brand endorsements clash with “Stranger Things”‘s grounded charm. From makeup collabs to fashion deals, some netizens worry she’s become more interested in selling products than saving Hawkins. The whispers suggest a disconnect between Eleven’s on-screen struggles and Millie’s real-life luxury partnerships.
Now, amidst the boycott calls, the Duffer Brothers, the show’s creators, are caught in a precarious balance. Addressing Schnapp’s controversy could alienate a part of their audience, while ignoring Millie’s endorsements might appear out of touch. It’s a Demogorgon-sized dilemma, and everyone from the cast to the crew is holding their breath.
So, will the boycott bite? Will “Stranger Things” survive the Upside Down of public scrutiny? Only time will tell. But one thing’s for sure: this season’s drama is as juicy as a Hawkins Eggo waffle, and we’re glued to our screens, waiting for the next plot twist. Remember, in the world of gossip, the truth is always stranger than fiction. Stay tuned, Hawkins fans, because this story is far from over.