Stranger Things' Noah Schnapp accused of singing 'N word' to Chris Brown song
27 August 2020, 11:14
Noah Schnapp, who plays Will Byers on Stranger Things has been slammed for allegedly ainging the n-word.
Stranger Things has become one of Netflix's biggest success over the last few years, but one of the show's stars has recently made headlines for the wrong reasons after he allegedly sang the n-word to a Chris Brown song.
Noah Schapp, who plays one of the show's main characters Will Byers, has been accused of using the racial slur as a video of him singing along to Chris Brown and Lil Dicky's track 'Freaky Friday' emerged.
In the video, Schnapp can be seen singing along to the song and whilst he doesn't appear to censor his use of the n-word, the actor has since spoken out to claim he was actually saying the word "neighbour".
Posting a statement on Instagram after the video surfaced, Schnapp said, "Hi guys, recently a video from last summer has gotten out of me dancing and singing while singing the word 'neighbour' over the n word."
He added, "i would truly never say the n word and i'm not the type of person. I genuinely have never used that word in my life. using the word 'neighbour' in that song was just something my camp friends and i did [sic]."
Concluding, Schnapp said, "i apologize for using a replacement word. it is not my place to use one and i should of kept my mouth shut. i understand why it is found offensive and i am so sorry. [sic]".
Social media was filled with posts condemning Schnapp, with the #noahschnappisoverparty hashtag emerging shortly after the clip came to light.