Warning: This article contains a minor spoiler about the "Stranger Things 2" finale. Read on at your own risk if you're not caught up on the Netflix show.
"Stranger Things" creators Matt and Ross Duffer are being called out by fans for having two teenage characters kiss in the Season 2 finale.
Those who watched the episode will remember new kid on the block Max (Sadie Sink) pecking love interest Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) on the lips at the Snow Ball dance. Sink talked about the moment with the Duffer brothers and her co-stars on "Beyond Stranger Things" -- Netflix's talk show on which the stars and creators discussed the new season -- and apparently wasn't all that excited to have her first kiss be in front of "200 extras and their parents and the crew and my mom."
Sink said, "I get there, the first day of Snow Ball, me and Noah are walking in seeing the decorations and stuff. One of you, I think it was you Ross, you say, 'Oh Said, you ready for the kiss?' I'm like, 'What! No! That's not in the script. That's not happening.' So the whole day I was like stressed out."
"You reacted so strongly to this," Ross said. "I was just joking and you were so freaked out that I was like, 'Well, I gotta make her do it now.'"
And that's what ticked off some viewers, who interpreted it as a grown man forcing a young teenager girl to kiss a teenage boy on camera.
"Beyond disgusted that Duffer Brothers made Sadie Sink do a kiss scene when she didn't want to and not in script. She's 15!" one outraged viewer tweeted.
The Mary Sue writer Marykate Jasper called the anecdote "creepy."
"This whole story is just…Ugh," she wrote. "This is exactly the sort of experience which tells girls that their comfort, and their bodily autonomy, are not important. Their discomfort and stress are something to be laughed off, or even actively mined for jokes. It is not funny to add a scene specifically to make an actress uncomfortable at any age, and it's definitely not funny to add one for a fifteen-year-old. This is not how grown-ass men should treat an actress who's a minor.
However, both Sink and Ross Duffer discussed the kiss scene with smiles their faces, and laughed several times throughout the conversation.
"Anyways, it's great. I can't imagine it without it," Ross told Sink. "Thank you."
"Yeah, you're welcome," Sink responded.
See what else fans of the Netflix show had to say about the situation: