Model Ali Michael is under fire after sharing a photo of Finn Wolfhard on her Instagram story alongside the caption "not to be weird but hit me up in four years."
The 27-year-old uploaded a snap of the 14-year-old child star onto her Instagram stories. The time-restricted post was screenshot and put on Twitter, where it was not taken too well.
People said that it was "disgusting," saying that the message is "sexualizing" a child.
Michael herself responded to the criticism, again on Insta-stories, saying:
Hi, Yesterday I posted a picture of Mike from Stranger Things and wrote 'Call me in 4 years.' It was completely and absolutely a joke but I understand that people have been offended by it. It was wrong to joke about and I apologize. I do not want Mike from Stranger Things to call me. I hope this clears things up.
Plenty of people defended the Texan's joke, saying that there were much more serious issues of sexual harassment to deal with.
However, others noted that, considering the current climate we should be vigilant, and not excuse the behavior, just because the younger of the two is a young boy, not a girl.
It should be also noted that Wolfhard recently fired his own agent amid sexual assault claims.