A Texas-based model Ali Michael, after making a comment some deemed inappropriate about 14-year-old Stranger Things actor Finn Wolfhard on Instagram, has found herself in a social media firestorm.
The 27-year-old fashion model shared a picture of Wolfhard captioning;
Not to be weird but hit me up in 4 years @finnwolfhardofficial.
The photo, which was posted in Ali's Instagram story, has since disappeared from her feed.
The social media universe was quick to question the comment about the child star. Here's a tweet posted by a person in that regard.
Check it out.
Ali Michael is literally 27 this whole joking abt children hitting puberty and sexualizing them as a way to invoke a funny rhetoric is ??????????
— zayra (@yungiyolk) October 30, 2017
After the backlash, Ali apologized for her remark after the backlash.
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 apologise. I do not want Mike from Stranger Things to call me. I hope this clears things up.
Despite her apology, some were not quick to forgive. One user questioned if fans will "just gonna forgive ali michael for being a pedophile...?" through a tweet. check it out.
so we just gonna forgive ali michael for being a pedophile just bc she said "it was a joke?"
— EM ?? (@__stillno1) October 31, 2017
A TMZ paparazzo caught up with Wolfhard and asked the star about Ali's comment. He replied;
Oh, that was nuts. That was gross.
Model Ali Michael, 27, Faces Backlash For Appearing To Hit On 14-year-old 'Stranger Things' Star
The comments on Ali's Instagram account have been disabled since the backlash.