‘Stranger Things’ star Caleb McLaughlin calls Joe Keery a ‘mom brother’ after video resurfaces of him defending young actors with sexual comment

Caleb McLaughlin and Joe Keery starred in Netflix’s “Stranger Things.”Getty Images

  • A TikToker shared a video of the “Stranger Things” cast at San Diego Comic-Con in 2017.

  • The video shows Joe Keery supporting Finn Wolfhard after the moderator said he had a “porn name”.

  • Caleb McLaughlin commented on TikTok, saying Keery is an “inspiration” and a “mom brother”.

‘Stranger Things’ actor Caleb McLaughlin – who plays Lucas Sinclair in the Netflix series – has responded to a viral TikTok that shows Joe Keery as an older costar supporting his younger counterparts.

“Joe really is mom bro,” McLaughlin wrote in his commentary, referencing Keery’s role on the show as Steve Harrington, a fan-favorite “mom” character who often helps take care of the show’s teenagers. .

McLaughlin added that Keery is “truly an inspiration”.

The Tik Tok, shared by account @albumly, is a series of edited clips from the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con panel for “Stranger Things,” which was hosted by actor Patton Oswalt. In introducing Finn Wolfhard (who plays Mike Wheeler), Oswalt declared “a born actor with the biggest porn name of all time”.

At the time, Wolfhard was 14 years old.

TikTok captioned Keery’s comments to Wolfhard after that statement, which shows Keery telling Wolfhard to “ignore him” while nodding in support, then seemingly turning to Oswalt.

As of Monday afternoon, the TikTok had been viewed 1.7 million times and shared by more than 40,000 people.

Oswalt apologized for the comment in November 2017 when a Twitter user uploaded a video showing the “porn star” moment with the caption: “I’m sorry but why did this happen?”

“WHY did this happen? Oswalt responded in a quote tweet. “‘Because I thought I was funny, but I was actually a graceless asshole. I’ve since apologized and hopefully learned.”

Many older ‘Stranger Things’ stars have been candid about the intense pressure their younger castmates have been under since the Netflix show exploded in 2016. Keery was one of the older actors cast as a teenager for the show. But Wolfhard, McLaughlin and the other kids were all real college or high school students when they shot to fame virtually overnight.

Star David Harbor (who can also be seen in the TikTok video trying to encourage Wolfhard to “ignore” Oswalt’s comment, recently opened up about her castmates.

“I see what these kids have to deal with and, look, whatever,” Harbor told the Los Angeles Times for his “The Envelope” podcast. “There are a lot of people who are going through, I guess, much worse things. But mentally and psychologically, I think it’s really hard for the psyche to come to terms with being extremely famous and being so loved at 11.”

The Season 4 finale of “Stranger Things,” Volume 2, premieres July 1 on Netflix.

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