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'Stranger Things' star Noah Schnapp says his views on Israel-Hamas war have been 'misconstrued'

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“Stranger Things” star Noah Schnapp said Monday that his “thoughts and beliefs” on the war between Israel and Hamas have been “misconstrued” following outcry over a video of the actor that some criticized as insensitive.


In a nearly two-minute video uploaded to TikTok on Monday night, Schnapp told his more than 32 million followers that he wants peace, stands “against any killing of any innocent people” and “learned a lot” from recent conversations with Palestinian friends.


“Anyone with any ounce of humanity would hope for an end to the hostilities on both sides,” Schnapp said, looking directly at the camera.


Schnapp, 19, drew criticism in November after video surfaced of him seated inside a restaurant alongside friends holding stickers that read “Zionism is Sexy” and “Hamas is ISIS.” It was not clear who recorded the video or originally posted it online.