Thursday 18 October 2018

The pursuit of child stars makes grim reading

The new series of Stranger Things has revealed a creepy undercurrent in our culture. It has to stop, writes Ciara O'Connor

Just kids: Finn Wolfhard
Just kids: Finn Wolfhard

With every day bringing a new accusation of sexual misconduct against a Hollywood big-hitter, it's becoming increasingly obvious that something about the culture as a whole needs to change.

It's easy to blame the bigwigs for what appears to be a hyper-sexualised environment where bodies are there for the taking, but since the last season of Stranger Things was released a couple of weeks ago, it has become obvious that the rot goes much deeper - right down to the fans who watch the shows.

Stranger Things was a breakout hit when Netflix released it last year. The highly anticipated second season dropped on Halloween and fans all over the world binged on all nine episodes immediately.

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