July 1 saw the last episode of Stranger Things season 4 premiere on Netflix. Being one of the most lucrative properties of Netflix, the show has continued to grow larger in scale, budget, and cast. The creators have hinted that season 5 will be the last season for Stranger Things.
One of the newer additions to the cast of Stranger Things, Joseph Quinn stars as the leader of the Hellfire Club, Eddie Munson. He has been at the forefront of extreme fanfare and has experienced a lot of appreciation for his performance.
Doja Cat slides into DMs
In a strange turn of events, the artist Doja Cat approached Noah Schapp from Stranger Things to get help in contacting his co-star Joseph Quinn, she texted:
“Noah can you tell Joseph to hmu? Wait no. Does he have a girlfriend?”
Isn’t Noah like 17 too use someone else pic.twitter.com/XkAhJaL66b
— BloodyHolly (@Bloodyholly212) July 8, 2022
Noah Schapp in turn decided to share the conversation on his TikTok and it went viral, much to the resentment of Doja Cat. Even though most people saw the Stranger Things star’s action as playful, the “Say So” singer wasn’t happy and criticized him for not respecting her privacy, she replied:
“First let’s try to be chill about it…..to be fair, this is like a kid. I don’t know how old he is, but there’s no way he’s over 21.”
It’s giving creepy vibes. Noah is like 17. He did right for calling her out. What are you doing reaching out to a 17 year old boy for anyway? 🤔
— barbie (@lovekayslay) July 8, 2022
Going live on TikTok
In retaliation, Doja Cat went live on TikTok criticizing Noah Schapp for his actions, calling it ‘unbelievably socially unaware and wack.’ As she was rallying her fans to record the video and spread it online, she stated:
“When you’re that young, you make mistakes. You do dumb s***. I’m trying to be super fair. You f*** up relationships with people, you make mistakes—like you’re supposed to so that you know not to do it in the future. I did my share of f***ed up so that I don’t f*** up again.”
She asked him to set her up with his stranger things costars when she could’ve done that her self she’s an adult not him
— 🏻Kristen🏻 (@KristenTaylorM5) July 8, 2022
Furthermore, commenting on the situation, the Hip-Hop artist shed light on her opinion of Noah Schapp, she said:
“Like, that’s like borderline snake s***…that’s like, weasel s***. And like, I’m not saying that encapsulates his entire personality. Noah is not like the definition—like I wouldn’t imagine he is. Maybe he is?”
Fans call out Doja Cat for her actions
Due to the age of the people involved and the nature of the conversation, many fans have decried Doja Cat for approaching a 17-year-old and asking him to help her out with her relationships.
If this was a man and a girl dm y’all be wanting the predator in jail. Smh keep the same energy, she’s an openly predator hello #Damn
— ColeReport (@cole_insider) July 8, 2022
Lol, why’s she dm ing a 17 year old?
— antihumanglobulinmode (@greyvelvet97) July 8, 2022
The parallel has also been drawn by reversing the gender roles and asking if it would be appropriate in that situation. Considering the recent hype about Stranger Things and the weird nature of the conversation, this controversy is less likely to die soon.