Netflix's Stranger Things star Noah Schnapp comes out in TikTok video

Noah Schnapp came out as gay in a TikTok video.
Noah Schnapp came out as gay in a TikTok video. Photo credit: TikTok// Noah Schnapp

One of the stars of hit Netflix series Stranger Things has come out as gay.

Noah Schnapp - who plays Will Byers - shared a TikTok video of himself lying in bed with a hoodie on.

Text above him said: "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 actor also captioned the TikTok: "I guess I'm more similar to Will than I thought", as he had confirmed in 2022 the character he played was also gay.

Several people commented on Schnapp's TikTok about how proud they were of him.

"I'm sure it was a huge weight lifted off your shoulders. Enjoy the relief and welcome," one person commented.

Glee actor Kevin McHale commented: "Proud of you" and another person commented: "Live yo life king."

At the time of publishing Schnapp's TikTok has been viewed 17 million times and has over three million likes.