Stranger Things actor pushes back against fans’ harassment

Stranger Things actor Finn Wolfhard recently drew the ire of a few vocal fans after he failed to say hello to a crowd waiting for him outside of a hotel. In a video posted and later deleted by fans watching for Wolfhard’s appearance, he can be seen walking into the building without acknowledging those waiting. A fan can be heard calling him “rude” in the video, and later, a tweet deemed him “heartless.”

There’s a recurring harmful notion that actors are obligated to engage with fans at all times and in any ways the fans want, since they owe the fans for making them famous. Young actors Shannon Purser (Barb on Stranger Things) and Sophie Turner (Sansa on Game of Thrones) disputed that idea online, pointing out that child actors need…

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