A TikToker recently shared a 2017 video of the cast of “Stranger Things” at San Diego Comic-Con where moderator Patton Oswalt made a sexually explicit comment to one of the younger cast members.
The video shows actor Finn Wolfhard, 14 at the time, being introduced by Oswalt as “an actor born with the greatest porn name ever.” The clip cuts to Wolfhard’s co-star, Joe Keery, telling him to “ignore it” and seemingly giving supportive nods. Keery can then apparently be seen turning and glaring at Oswalt.
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The Comic-Con clip was shared June 5 by TikTok user “Albumly,” who appears to run a fan account for the “Stranger Things” series. “Maybe I have a bad sense of humor or something idk, but this joke was very inappropriate,” the user wrote in the comments section.
Actor Caleb McLaughlin, who is also featured in “Stranger Things,” commented on the clip over the weekend, according to Insider. “Joe’s really Mom bro,” he wrote, adding that Keery is “truly an inspiration,” the outlet reported.
Oswalt has apologized for the remark, writing on Twitter in 2017 that he “thought I was being funny but was actually a graceless asshole. I’ve since apologized and, I hope, learned.”
Actor David Harbour, who portrays character Jim Hopper in the Netflix series, told the Los Angeles Times podcast “The Envelope” in late May: “There’s a lot of people that go through, I guess, a lot worse stuff. But mentally and psychologically, I think getting extremely famous and being so doted on at 11 years old is really hard for the psyche to reconcile with. I’m lucky because it didn’t happen to me til I was 40.” A majority of the cast of “Stranger Things” was middle and high school-aged when the show made them famous, Insider noted.