Noah Schnapp, the 18-year-old actor best known for his role as Will Byers on Stranger Things, has just publicly come out as gay. In a TikTok video posted to his account, Schnapp lip-syncs to a sound that says, “It was never that serious. Quite frankly, it will never be that serious.” In the caption, Schnapp writes, “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.'”
This announcement comes after Schnapp opened up about his character’s sexuality on Stranger Things last summer, stating that Will is definitely gay and has feelings for Mike. Schnapp’s coming out has been met with love and support from fans and fellow celebrities alike, with many praising him for his bravery in sharing his truth with the world.
Schnapp’s coming out serves as a reminder that it is never too late to be true to oneself and to live authentically. It also serves as a powerful message of hope for those who may be struggling with their own sexual identities. No matter who you are or where you come from, it is important to remember that you are worthy of love and acceptance.
As we kick off the new year, let’s all take a page from Noah Schnapp’s book and strive to be true to ourselves, no matter what the world may say.