Noah Schnapp's Gen Z Coming Out Spurred Some of the Best Memes We've Ever Seen
When you use an ironic TikTok audio to come out, you can only expect a wave of memes.
On Tuesday, Stranger Things star Noah Schnapp did several things. First of all, he came out as gay via an extremely unserious TikTok video and triggered a meme parade online. Secondly, he appeared to have confirmed a very important detail about his Stranger Things character.
In his coming out video, he lip-synked the audio "You know what it never was? That serious", writing "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'". The caption for the TikTok, however, was even more of a bombshell.
"I guess I'm more similar to Will than I thought," Schnapp wrote, basically confirming that Will Byers from Stranger Things is gay.
Fans have celebrated Noah's coming out, inspired to create tons of memes. Here are some of the best.
Some White Lotus parallels, anyone?
Looks like Noah does get it when he portrays Will.
Fans are already trying to figure out whether Schnapp knew everything about his character from the very beginning.
Do we need to check on Millie Bobby Brown, really?
Oh the times when Schnapp was the biggest Zendaya fan... now we get it.
Now that Will's sexuality is confirmed, a certain something in Stranger Things 4 can be considered a hate crime.
It's unclear whether Schnapp's revelations about his character were in any way coordinated with the Stranger Things showrunners. Fans have long theorized that Will might be gay and have a crush on Mike (Finn Wolfhard), but neither Schnapp nor the showrunners have explicitly confirmed these fan theories. Now that Noah has ruined the suspense, it seems that fans will be even more excited for season 5 to finally premiere.
The release date of Stranger Things 5 is yet to be confirmed. The season will become the final one for the show.