Everyone who has seen the new season of “Stranger Things” can agree that Caleb McLaughlin’s character, Lucas, is finally getting the screen time he so richly earned. There’s a lot of growth in the characters, and the way his friendship with Max turned out made us all feel a lot of different things.
He has also been in the original D&D club with “Noah Schnapp, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, and Millie Bobby Brown” since the first season aired in 2016.
Four young boys from Hawkins, Indiana, who loved to play D&D. Will Byers, who was played by Noah Schnapp, went missing, and as the story went on, the four boys met Eleven, who was played by Millie Bobby Brown, and helped save the town and Will.
Caleb McLaughlin has always been the main character, but in season 4, he played a big part as a teenager trying to figure out his relationship, his school life, and which group he really wants to be a part of.
But even with all the good things, it turned out that Caleb faced the same kind of social discrimination as his character on the show, which was set in the 1980s, a time when racism was more common.
He thought about how he didn’t get as much support as his co-stars and how the lines for him at meet-and-greets were always shorter than those for everyone else.
He talked about how it always “affected” him as a kid actor at Heroes Comic Con in Belgium. And it was made worse by the fact that her parents said he was “the least favorite” because he was a “black child.”
He said, “At “my very first Comic-Con, some people didn’t stand in line behind me because I was Black. Some people told me, “Oh, I didn’t want to wait in line because you were mean to Eleven.” Even now, some people don’t follow me or support me because I’m Black”.
“Sometimes when you’re abroad, you can feel racism. You’ll feel the bias, and sometimes it’s hard to talk about and for other people to understand.”
“When I was younger, it hurt me a lot because you’re like, ‘Why am I the least favorite?’ This is a deep talk right now. the fewest number of fans? Everyone from Season 1 is on the same show as me.”
“My parents had to tell me, ‘It’s a sad truth, but it’s because you’re the Black kid on the show,'” he said. “Wow, that’s ridiculous. I’m not liked because I was born with this beautiful chocolate skin?
“That’s why I’m going to spread love and positivity with my platform, because I’m not going to give hate back to people who give it to me.”