Noah Schnapp on Doja Cat feud: I’m unserious on social media and goofy

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Noah Schnapp, one of the teen actors on Stranger Things, and Doja Cat had a brief social media feud. She slid into his DMs asking for his costar, he posted and deleted a screenshot of said DMs, she posted a video bashing him, and he apologized. Now, Noah has a pretty long interview with Variety. They mostly discuss season 4 of the show and his character, but of course they touch upon the social media drama with Doja as well.

You and a lot of the rest of the cast post a fair amount on social media, so you’re living your life in front of a lot more people than most kids your age. What is that like to navigate?

It’s definitely fun. I’d say I’m the most active on social media [in the cast], and pretty engaged with my fans. Honestly, I love it. Everyone supports me so much. Social media, it’s a great way to be able to connect with them and even though it can be super transparent sometimes and they know everything about me, it’s okay, because my fans are amazing, and they’re super protective. I mean, I was just, like I said, in Paris, and we went outside the hotel and they were mobbing [us]. I was with my mom and then I got in the car. My mom wasn’t in there — she was lost in the crowd of fans. I was like, “Oh my God, where’s my mom? Guys, like, we got to stop. I can’t find her.” And all of them cleared out and were like, “Noah’s mom! She’s gotta get in the car! Everyone stop!” They’re so nice! They’re just always looking out for me, and it’s truly like a family.

You recently caused a bit of a stir when you posted your DMs with Doja Cat about your co-star. I saw your TikTok from yesterday where you said in the comments that you apologized to Doja Cat and that there’s no hard feelings. Is there anything more you want to say about that?

Yeah, I mean, look, I’m super unserious on social media and pretty goofy, so I posted that not thinking too much of it, but obviously it hurt her feelings. So, as I should, I apologized and she was totally okay with it, and was like, “I’m sorry how I reacted.” It was all good. I love her. I’m like the biggest fan of her music, and I told her that. I was like, you’re literally my role model. It’s all good. People make such a big deal out of everything when it’s on the internet, but, like, in reality, it’s like a two minute thing.

[From Variety]

Being a celebrity — especially a teen celebrity — and having people mobbing you like that sounds pretty scary. Noah’s grown up in the relative spotlight and he sounds like he’s pretty well-adjusted and has a good handle on things. As for what he says about the Doja feud — he comes off looking a million times better than her. His explanation is pretty in line with what most have speculated. He wasn’t thinking too much about what he was doing and once he gave it a bit more thought he deleted it. It wasn’t some nefarious power play thing like Doja said. He apologized for what he did (although I don’t think he needed to after she publicly bashed him like that) and apparently Doja apologized for her reaction too? She seemed to dig her heels in publicly, but I guess when he reached out to her privately her stance was different. He’s laying it on a little thick though, with the “biggest fan” and “you’re literally my role model” stuff. Imagine saying that about Doja Cat? Is she really that popular?

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  1. MeganC says:

    Doja Cat needs to grow up. Asking a child to fix her up with his co-star was totally inappropriate.

  2. Erinn says:

    A 17 year old kid was bullied insanely online because a 26 year old woman with a boyfriend was harassing him to try to get him to hook her up with his costar.

    The whole thing was absolutely disgusting. Shortly after the backlash she started making fun of Amber Heard in another attempt at trying to get Joe Quinn’s attention because some unsubstantiated online claim that JQ was inspired by Depp’s 80s acting.

    She’s deranged. Her history includes plenty of homophobic tweets, pandemic denial, cultural appropriation, using a term alt right use to mock black people as a song title, engaging with and chatting up racists in chat rooms and supposedly stripping for white supremacists. She’s denied some of this but she’s shady as hell.

    When she got called out for using homophobic language she laughed at it and doubled down. The hate kept coming so she apologized. Then deleted the apology the next day. Without negative attention she would have none, and I think that’s all she cares about.

    • Flowerlake says:


      I didn’t know that much about her, but thought she was pretty chill.
      Some people should just not use social media. Would be better for them and their image

    • Mary Tosti says:

      All of this. I cannot stand her and this foolishness finally showed more people what she is really like.

    • Christine says:

      This. She’s one of those people that, every time her name comes up, I can’t help but think “did we all forget when she did/said ___?” She’s problematic.

  3. Lucía says:

    At 17 years old he already has a much healthier perspective on social media than many people much older than him.

  4. Normades says:

    He really comes out looking like the better, more mature person and Twitter/Insta was overwhelmingly on his side. He gained a bunch of new followers and she lost a ton. Good. She is trash.

  5. girl_ninja says:

    He’s a teenage boy and he shouldn’t have to take some things on social media seriously. Doja was creepy, weird, and wrong. PeriodT.

  6. C says:

    She made a mistake DM’ing him but Good LORD, if she had just laughed it off and ignored it nobody would have cared. Her meltdown is really something.

  7. tealily says:

    He seems like a good kid. I hope he really is unbothered by this. It doesn’t seem like nearly as big of a deal as she made it out to be.

  8. Justjj says:

    It’s unfortunate Doja acted so crazy in this situation. Hitting up a non-family 17 year old online for *any* reason is beyond creepy when you’re 25+ let alone trying to use them as a hook up contact for another nearly-30 adult. This whole thing was really bizarre and seems like Doja must be mentally ill(?) I like her music, but the more I learn about her, the more her politics and her general sense of reality seem warped. So abusive and unfortunate that a child has to take time out of his day to apologize to a grown woman who knew better and share the spotlight with her in interviews, when he doesn’t know her. He shouldn’t have to answer for her or explain himself, he did nothing wrong.

  9. Rachill says:

    Doja cat is his role model?!

    What the hell is wrong with kids these days?

    Keep tik toking your lives away kids…
    I ain’t mad at y’all wasting your youth 😂😂

  10. Mila says:

    Woman by doja is one of my fav songs but now I feel cringe when I hear it -.-