‘Stranger Things’ Star Noah Schnapp Denies Saying Racial Slur in Video

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Getty 'Noah Schnapp is over party' started trending on Twitter after a video featuring the 'Stranger Things' star singing what sounded like a racial slur went viral.

The hashtag “Noah Schnapp is over party” started trending on Twitter after a video went viral that some people claimed featured the Stranger Things star singing a racial slur. While the 15-year-old actor confirmed it was him in the video, he denied singing a racial slur. Schnapp explained he was saying “neighbor” as a replacement word.

In the video, Schnapp is bouncing around in the backseat of a car with multiple friends while singing along to Chris Brown and Lil Dicky’s “Freaky Friday.” Nodding his head up and down, he sings, “Wait, can I really say the N-word? What up, my n****, what up, my n****? Bigs up, my n****, we up, my n****. You p**** a**, n*****, man, f*** y’all n*****. ‘Cause I’m that n****, n****, n****.”

The video is a recording of a clip posted on Instagram by a girl named Olivia Kass, who keeps a private profile. The caption reads, “It’s crazy how much free time I’ve had to look through camp memories on corona vacation.”

After the video went viral, Schnapp took to Instagram, where he has 17.8 million followers, to clarify that he was not saying the racial slur. He wrote, “Hi guys. Recently, a video from last summer has gotten out of me dancing and singing a song while singing the word ‘neighbor’ over the n word. I would never truly say the n word and I’m not the type of person.”

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InstagramNoah Schnapp denies using a racial slur in a viral video.

“I genuinely have never used that word in my life,” Schnapp continued. “Using ‘neighbor’ 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 that slur without hesitation.”

Schnapp ended his statement by saying, “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.”

Before Schnapp Released a Statement, Many Online Users Already Believed He Said ‘Neighbor’ — Not the ‘N-Word’

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While many Twitter users called for Schnapp to be “canceled” after watching the video of him singing, others didn’t believe he actually said the slur. One user tweeted, “If you listen closely he’s saying neighbor, not the n word,” a comment which was shared and liked by many other people on Twitter.

However, much of the reason Schnapp was trending in the first place was that many listeners did believe they heard him sing the slur. One user tweeted, “This makes me wanna vomit wtf was Noah thinking?”

Schnapp’s Twitter Account Was Hacked Last Week & a Tweet Was Sent Using the Racial Slur

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Schnapp is having a rough week when it comes to social media. On August 22, a hacker sent out a series of suspicious tweets from his official account. According to Variety, the first tweet read, “Suicidal thoughts,” which quickly made his millions of fans sick with worry. Other tweets included the racial slur and messages with sexual comments.

Schnapp’s account then retweeted a message that read, “just beat the f*** out of @noah_schnapp and stole his phone #JOBS.” Another retweet said, “Me and @noah_schnapp smoking a spliff.” Within 30 minutes of these tweets getting posted, there were deleted from Schnapp’s account.

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