Caleb McLaughlin has felt the “toll” of racism since rising to fame on ‘Stranger Things’. ...Only 15 million followers?
On Instagram, Caleb has 15.4 million followers which is impressed by falls behind Millie’s 58.5 million, with their fellow mainstays Noah Schnapp, Finn Wolfhard and Gaten Matarrazzo having 27.6 million, 26.3 million and 18.7 million respectively.
The actor has had the support of his parents, who made clear to him early on that he would find himself dealing with bigotry.
He said: “My parents had to be like, ‘It’s a sad truth, but it’s because you’re the Black child on the show’.
I would have guessed that Blacks do worse on Instagram, but there are a lot of popular non-whites:
some of the most popular people on Instagram are not white. Dwayne Johnson (338 million), Selena Gomez (347 million), Beyonce (274 million), Nicki Minaj (201 million), Kevin Hart (152 million)…My guess is that the guy is only on the show because he is Black. Netflix inserts Blacks into all its shows, and often in inappropriate roles.