Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard responds to model Ali Michael’s comments after she is accused of sexualising 14-year-old
Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard has spoken out about the controversial social media post shared by model Ali Michael.
The 27-year-old model sparked outrage after tagging the young Wolfhard in an Instagram story, in a caption that read: “Not to be weird but hit me up in 4 years @finnwolfhardofficial”.
this is disgusting, she’s literally 27 and he’s 14 what the fuck pic.twitter.com/apZRunPlIR
— cal (@tomothyholland) October 30, 2017
The remark was branded “inappropriate” and “disgusting” given the current sexual abuse revelations in Hollywood.
Social media users also highlighted the fact that the comment would be taken more seriously if it were a man who wrote the same message to a 14-year-old girl.
The model later released a statement, apologising for her comments.
Michael wrote: “It was never my intention (nor has it ever been) to sexualise a minor in any way shape or form.
“To those I offended or misled, I apologise for a post made in haste and lacking in sensitivity, particularly considering the landscape of the present culture.”
Wolfhard, who stars in the hit Netflix series Stranger Things and the 2017 film adaptation of Stephen King’s It, has now responded to the Instagram post, admitting he found it “gross”.
finn talking about that 27 year old model who told him to hit her up in 4 years :/ pic.twitter.com/1a3zPX1RsR
— ssant (@castlbylers) November 5, 2017
When asked about his thoughts by TMZ, he said: “Oh that was nuts. That was gross. That’s good that she apologised, it’s weird but… it’s fine.”
Stranger Things 2 is now available to watch on Netflix.