When actor Finn Wolfhard, who plays Mike Wheeler on Netflix's hit show Stranger Things, didn't stop for fans outside his hotel recently, some disgruntled fans took some serious Internet revenge on him, choosing to shame him on YouTube and Twitter, calling him "rude and heartless."
While the video and tweet are now private, fellow actors are coming to Wolfhard's defense.
Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark on HBO's Game Of Thrones, took to Twitter to shame these overzealous fans.
Damn... seeing fully grown adults wait outside the ‘Stranger Things’ kids’ hotels etc , and then abuse them when they don’t stop for them...— Sophie Turner (@SophieT) November 6, 2017
Is super weird A. What adult in their right mind waits for a CHILD outside their hotel and B is then is offended when the CHILD doesn’t stop— Sophie Turner (@SophieT) November 6, 2017
It doesn’t matter if they are an actor... they are kids first. Give them the space they need in order to grow without feeling like they owe— Sophie Turner (@SophieT) November 6, 2017
Oh and ps. Imagine.. you, a parent, walking with your 13 year old son/daughter and seeing a fully grown adult pointing their camera phone ..— Sophie Turner (@SophieT) November 6, 2017
.. at your kid. You would do anything you could to delete that persons photograph, and remove your child from that situation as soon as...— Sophie Turner (@SophieT) November 6, 2017
.. you could. It doesn’t matter if that child happens to be an actor and consented to a professional film crew capturing their moves when..— Sophie Turner (@SophieT) November 6, 2017
.. in character.. That does NOT mean that this child consented to being followed around with a camera in their face. I don’t care if it— Sophie Turner (@SophieT) November 6, 2017
And how dare you shun and demean that child when they don’t pose for an adult strangers photograph or walk over and talk to them when they..— Sophie Turner (@SophieT) November 6, 2017
.. take that NOT CONSENTED FOR photo . Doesn’t that go against everything we teach our children anyway? Pshhhh. Some people man.— Sophie Turner (@SophieT) November 6, 2017
1: Grown adults waiting for kids is creepy af.— GratitudeAbounds🍁🦃 (@anglib78) November 7, 2017
2: Just bc they're famous doesn't make them less human.
3: Why ppl need to wait for them?
I will NEVER EVER understand the need to be in the personal space of a "celebrity." Like...why? It's a person.— Jennifer Iacopelli (@jennifercarolyn) November 7, 2017
There's a lot of people who feel entitled out there. Right down to practical ownerships of a celebrity.— Nathan Martin (@Editwithmouse) November 6, 2017
It’s ridiculous and unsafe for the kids honestly— Carolina Bonetti (@carolinabonetti) November 6, 2017
Amen to this. I think for celebs in general this shouldn't be the norm, but with the kids even more so.— Rose. (@Rakpenguin63) November 6, 2017
Sophie Turner began her role as Sansa in 2011 when she was 15. Wolfhard is still just 14 and got his big break just over a year ago with the first season of Stranger Things. Turner knows of what she speaks.
Here's hoping fans heed Turner's warning.