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Millie Bobby Brown Discovers Stranger Things Fans Don’t Like Mike Wheeler

Millie Bobby Brown Discovers Stranger Things Fans Don’t Like Mike Wheeler

"In America, people love Mike"

Millie Bobby Brown just found out that a lot of people don't like her Stranger Things boyfriend Mike Wheeler and it's safe to say she was shocked.

The 18-year-old actor took to the stage at the German Comic Con over the weekend where she was asked a number of questions about her turn as Eleven in the hit Netflix show.

But she appeared to be rather perplexed when she was asked about her view on her character's relationship with Mike, played by Finn Wolfhard.

In a clip shared by TikTok user Alischa, she turns the question back on the audience member by asking, "Do you like him?" to which they reply, "No... but I like you."

Brown is shocked at the revelation, even more so when she realises that much of the crowd agree.

She then explains: "In America, people love Mike... can somebody tell me why they don’t like Mike? What’s wrong with him? He’s not a good boyfriend, is that it?"

They reply to say that that the Stranger Things character isn't a good friend, seemingly referring to the criticism Mike's received for neglecting his on-screen pal Will Byers, portrayed by Noah Schnapp.

Millie Bobby Brown was shocked to discover so many people don't like her on-screen boyfriend.

Once Brown has got to the bottom of the Mike haters, she says, "There’s not much I can say about that. Although Finn, he’s a great friend."

"He’s the bestest friend," she adds, before joking that she's going to 'call Finn and tell him not to come to Germany' and suggesting that hopefully he redeems himself as a pal in season five.

As said, one of the key criticisms fans had about Mike was his treatment of Will, especially given that the show has hinted that Will's feelings towards his bestie may run deeper than just friendship.

While viewers speculated this throughout season four, Schnapp finally confirmed the news last week in an exclusive interview with Variety.

The 17-year-old actor said: “Obviously, it was hinted at in season one. It was always kind of there, but you never really knew, is it just him growing up slower than his friends? 

Noah Schnapp confirmed that his Stranger Things character has feelings for Mike.

“Now that he’s gotten older, they made it a very real, obvious thing. Now it’s 100 percent clear that he is gay and he does love Mike.

"But before, it was a slow arc. I think it is done so beautifully, because it’s so easy to make a character just like all of a sudden be gay.”

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Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@alischaaee/Netflix

Topics: Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things, Netflix, Film and TV