Caleb McLaughlin says he feels racism from Stranger Things fans

Actor cited an embarrassing moment at San Diego Comic-Con

Stranger Things star Caleb McLaughlin says he gets different treatment from fans of the series because he’s black. The actor, who has been part of the regular cast since the first season, cited an embarrassing moment during a Comic-Con and the difference in the numbers of followers on social networks.

In a video testimonial that circulates on social media, “At my first Comic Com, some people didn’t stand in line with me because I was black,” Caleb said. “Some people said to me, ‘Oh, I didn’t want to be in line because you were mean to Eleven’, but even now some people don’t follow me or support me because I’m black.”

“Sometimes in other countries you feel racism,” he continued. “When I was younger, it affected me a lot because – this is a deep conversation now – you’re like, ‘Why am I the least favorite? The least amount of followers? I’m on the same show as everyone else from Season 1′” , said Caleb.

Released in two volumes, the most recent season of Stranger Things was the longest, adding up to 13 hours of content. Its duration, combined with painful goodbyes and remarkable musical scenes, made the series the most watched English title on Netflix.

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