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Stranger Things’ Noah Schnapp responds to claims he used a racial slur

Published: 26/Aug/2020 19:47

by Virginia Glaze

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Stranger Things star Noah Schnapp has come under fire after a controversial video resurfaced that showed the young actor singing a song with a racial slur, which he claims he replaced with another word.

Noah Schnapp is famous for his role as Stranger Things’ Will Byers, having debuted in season one as a character in the famous Netflix show that is now approaching its fourth (and thankfully, not final) season.

Despite his popularity, Schnapp has become the subject of controversy, after a video surfaced that showed the actor singing along to Chris Brown’s and Lil Dicky’s comedic song, “Freaky Friday,” which details the journey of Jewish rapper Lil Dicky waking up in Chris Brown’s body.

The song features a humorous line that asks whether or not he can “say the n-word” — a line that Schnapp repeated in the video as he sang along with friends.

Schnapp has since come under fire for the viral clip, and issued an apology to social media, where he clarified that he replaced the actual racial slur with the word “neighbor.”

“Recently, a video from last summer has gotten out of me singing the word ‘neighbor’ over the n-word,” Schnapp explained. “I would truly never say the n-word and I’m not [that] type of person. Using the word ‘neighbor’ was just something me and my camp friends did.”

Noah Schnapp apologizes for a viral video that surfaced in August 2020.
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Stranger Things star Noah Schnapp released a lengthy apology post after fans took issue with a year-old video that surfaced in August 2020.

While Schanpp also acknowledged that he shouldn’t have replaced the word altogether, critics are still taking issue with his apology post, with many decrying the young actor for using a substitute word instead of just remaining silent.

“Even if he was saying neighbor, it’s disgusting,” one commenter wrote via YouTube.

“Whether he said neighbor or the n-word, it wasn’t right,” another chimed in. “I expected better from him.”

Commenters express disgust at Noah Schnapp's apology post.
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Commenters were not pleased with Schnapp’s explanation for the viral video that showed the actor singing along to Lil Dicky and Chris Brown’s “Freaky Friday.”

Schnapp, a 15-year-old, has long been a beloved member of the Stranger Things cast, which features a slew of teenaged stars in Gaten Materazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Finn Wolfhard and Millie Bobbie Brown, among others.

However, it seems that fans are now seeing the youngster in a different light — in spite of his sincere and lengthy apology for the year-old video.

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Froste wins Nadeshot Twitter bet to give 100 Thieves CEO hilarious tattoo

Published: 26/Feb/2021 2:05

by Andrew Amos

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100 Thieves CEO Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag made a bet with streamer ‘Froste’ on Twitter. Get 100,000 retweets, and he’d get one of the most ridiculous tattoos ever. Froste took up the challenge, and won in just over 90 minutes, rallying the gaming community like never before.

Retweet challenges for free merch, ludicrous stunts, and other big things have gone viral before. However, none have gone as viral, as fast, and for as drastic a consequence, like Froste’s hilarious tattoo bet with Nadeshot.

It started rather simply. Nadeshot shared a photo of his new tattoo with the caption of “another one down, a million more to go until this arm is filled up.”

Froste took that “million more” as a challenge. “How many retweets on a tweet for you to get ‘Sex is temporary, gaming is forever’ tatted on you?” he asked.

Nadeshot set the bar at 100,000, confident that Froste wouldn’t win the bet because he “don’t have that type of pull.” Oh, how wrong Nadeshot was.

As soon as Froste called the gamers to assemble, thousands of retweets started pouring in. It started off with other 100 Thieves content creators like Valkyrae. Then, all the big names got in on it.

Ninja, CouRage, DrLupo, Timthetatman ⁠— even Zedd got in with their retweets. Esports orgs like Cloud9, G2 Esports, and Ninjas in Pyjamas helped out Froste with the bet too, and the CDL and Raven Software even took up the cause.

As the retweets kept flooding in, Nadeshot got more nervous.

“It’s already at 10k? You’re lying. You’re lying. It ain’t at 10k already. You’re lying,” he said on stream while the challenge was going down.

“First of all, Ninjas in Pyjamas, I respect everything you’ve done in this space. Used to be a fan when I was younger, but why did you retweet that and why are you in my chat,” he added later on, singling out the Swedish org.

“This is my body forever, and it was Froste ⁠— I didn’t think Froste was ever capable of bringing the gaming community together.”

Once it hit the point of no return, Nadeshot resigned to the fact that the gaming community hated him. Well, not really, but kind of. “Why are you guys doing this, I thought you were my friends,” he said on Twitter, dejected.

Then, when the moment finally ticked over, he turned on Arms of an Angel and wept on stream. Not before a quick little outburst though.

Will Nadeshot follow with the bet?

He hasn’t commented on the situation yet ⁠— he’s likely still processing it all. However, he’d have to commit to the bit given the amount of clout Froste has garnered for this challenge ⁠— it’d be too shameful to not at this point.