Stranger Things star Noah Schnapp accused of saying “N word” and outrage sparked on Twitter following his viral video from last summer.
On Tuesday (25 August), a clip circulated on Twitter of the 15-year-old rapping along to Brown and Lil Dicky’s song “Freaky Friday”. In the clip, Schnapp is seen singing along with Brown’s lyrics, which originally feature the line: “Wonder if I can say the n-word”, before repeating the term. Watch the alleged video which sparked outrage, below.
Sharing the clip online, Twitter users claimed that Schnapp had said the n-word himself, prompting the hashtag: “#NoahSchnappIsOverParty” to trend on the social media site. See the reaction of netizens, below.
Twitter user Myana wrote, tweet reads: “OKAY NOW ITS CLEAR. NOAH SCHNAPP DEFINITELY SAID THE N WORD AND HE SAID IT WITH A HARD R TOO.”
Noah Schnapp denies saying the n-word after fans question resurfaced clip
After the outrage on Twitter, Noah Schnapp has denied using the n-word while rapping along with a Chris Brown song.
Responding on Instagram, Schnapp claimed that the clip, which was filmed last summer, showed him using the word “neighbour” in place of the offensive term.
“I would truly never say the n-word and I’m not the type of person,” he wrote on Instagram Stories. “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.
“I hope you all understand I could never even think about doing that. My friends also would never post a video, or support me, if I was saying a slur without hesitation.”
Who is Noah Schnapp
Noah Schnapp is a Canadian-American actor. He played Will Byers in the Netflix science fiction horror web television series Stranger Things, for which he won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.