Stranger Things star David Harbour has come out in support of his co-star Noah Schnapp after he came out as gay earlier this month.

While promoting his new Netflix movie We Have a Ghost, Harbour had nothing but love for his young co-star, saying the news was “terrific”.

“I’m always happy for people that are true to themselves and come out. That was terrific,” Habour told E! News.

The support from Harbour comes following the 18-year-old actor opening up about his sexuality to his fans in a short video on TikTok.

“When I finally told my friends and family I was gay after being scared in the closet for 18 years and all they said was ‘we know’” the text on the video read.

Noah can be seen mouthing the popular TikTok sound bite, “you know what it never was? that serious. It was never that serious, quite frankly it will never be that serious”.


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The actor captioned the post: “I guess I’m more similar to will than I thought,” alluding to his gay character, Will Byers, on the show.

Fans were quick to take to the comments section of the post to share their support.

“GUYS ACT SHOCKED (in all seriousness though proud of you for coming this far!!)” one user wrote while another penned, “No matter the real fans will always support you, say it with pride Noah.”

Back in July, Schnapp spoke of his Stranger Things character being closeted and in love with his best friend, Mike.

“Obviously, it was hinted at in Season 1: It was always kind of there, but you never really knew, ‘Is it just him growing up slower than his friends?'” Schnapp told Variety at the time.

“Now that he’s gotten older, they made it a very real, obvious thing. Now it’s 100% clear that he is gay, and he does love Mike.”

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