Stranger Things star Noah Schnapp has poked fun at his coming out announcement with another video on social media. On 5 January, the 18-year-old actor shocked fans when he came out as gay on TikTok.
In a video posted to his 30 million followers, the 18-year-old actor was shown lip-syncing, “You know what it never was. That Serious.
It was never that serious. Quite frankly, it would never be that serious.” Schnapp revealed further details on his coming out journey in the caption, in which he wrote: “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'”. “I guess I’m more similar to Will than I thought,” he added, referencing the sexuality of his breakout Stranger Things character.” A couple of days after the news made headlines, Schnapp returned to TikTok via his friend’s account to poke fun at his coming out announcement.
Using the controversial “fake celebrity death” trend, one of the actor’s friends shouts: “Oh my God, guys, guys, guys! Noah Schnapp gay at 18!” The camera then pans across the room to showcase “shocked” reactions from his friends before it lands on Schnapp, who shouts, “Oh my God!” Shortly after the video was posted, fans took to the comment section to show their appreciation for the joke.