Sophie Turner just read the riot act to anyone who’s harassing the ‘Stranger Things’ kids

If you’ve watched Stranger Things or IT, then you’re familiar with Finn Wolfhard (who seems to have really found his niche in playing distressed/haunted 1980s adolescents). Like most child actors, Finn is fairly young for a celebrity, and found fame with the first season of Stranger Things when he was only 13 years old.

However, it seems that it’s never too early for the public to begin criticizing and diminishing a public figure — even if he’s not old enough to drive yet.

Recently, some eager Stranger Things fans stood waiting outside of Wolfhard’s New York hotel to get a glimpse of the young actor. When Finn didn’t stop to personally engage with his groupies (settling instead for a simple “Hi” as he walked into the hotel), the fans were deeply offended.

One of the bystanders shared a (since deleted) video of the encounter, calling Finn “heartless” for not being more forthcoming with his fans.

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The tweet went viral, with many defending the 14-year-old actor and his right to privacy — including Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner.

In an impressive Twitter thread, Turner told everyone that young actors are kids first and celebrities second, and that it’s extremely unfair to chide them for not being more willing to engage with total strangers.

She also added that Finn’s parents probably weren’t too thrilled about the surprise fan stakeout, either.

As a young actor who’s essentially grown up onscreen since the first season of Game of Thrones aired, it’s probable that this incident really hit home for Turner.

Shannon Purser, who plays Barb on Stranger Things, also vocalized her support for Finn, adding that the public does not have a “right” to these young actors and their personal lives.

Purser tweeted that Finn is an “incredibly kind” person, and that “he needs breaks too.”

Seriously, guys. These kids are in the throes of puberty. The last thing they need is people bashing them on the internet for not doling out fan-service.

Also, you’re an adult waiting outside of a hotel for a 14-year-old. Please reexamine your priorities.

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