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‘It’s Really Ridiculous…I Have a Career’: Stranger Things Star Joe Keery Says Internet is Fixating and Typecasting Him Based on His Looks, Calls it ‘Stupid, Internet Fodder’

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The actor, Joe Keery who portrayed Steve Harrington in the science fiction series Stranger Things on Netflix has admitted that he does not like how viewers “fixate” on his hair in the episodes.

The actor has been frank about how he feels about the controversy surrounding the actor’s hairstyle on the show and believes it is ridiculous to be overly stretching the subject.

Joe Keery As Steve Harrington In Stranger Things
Joe Keery As Steve Harrington In Stranger Things

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Joe Keery And Steve Harrington’s Style

In the television series Stranger Things, Joe Keery portrays the character Steve Harrington. Tommy and Steve were close friends, and Nancy, Mike Wheeler’s older sister, was Steve’s girlfriend.

Stranger Things Poster
Stranger Things Poster

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Steve Harrington, one of the main characters in the show, was frequently presented in a distinctive manner. According to Joe Keery’s stylist, Steve had a high school “prep,” and it was purposefully intended to make the character seem a little douchey and unsociable.

The third episode, where it was done as a joke (and required a lot of shampoos, hair spray, and grooming), seems to be when the stylists’ team finally worked out his hairdo.

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When the show was released and a wide range of audiences sat down to watch it, it was no surprise that they eventually took note of the strange hair the character had.

This notice leads to a myriad of memes and talks about the hairstyle and the eventual recognition of the actor Joe Keery by the messy strands on his head.

Stranger Things Actor Joe Keery
Stranger Things Actor Joe Keery

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Of course, it wasn’t long until Joe Keery realized that he was not a fan of the treatment he was receiving.

“It’s really ridiculous. It’s not something I have control over… It’s just internet fodder that’s carried over and is now attached to me. I can’t really knock it. I have a career, so I have to be like, ‘Who cares? I’ll take it.’ But it’s also not something I care about at all. Still, people seem to really care about it and fixate on it, for whatever reason. It’s so stupid, honestly.”

Well, no one would like to be known for something they had no control over (no matter how embarrassing) and Joe Keery is not an exception.

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Stranger Things 4 is currently streaming on Netflix.

Written by Anvesha Krishna

A content writer at Fandom Wire, An avid reader of books with a passionate interest in design, and a huge nerd for Celebrity gossip and news.