Some fans of the Netflix show “You” are finding Penn Badgley’s creepy murderer character very alluring, but the actor is not having any of it.
The former “Gossip Girl” star has been responding to fans on Twitter spilling about their lust for his new character, making sure people understand Joe is not a person anyone should be romanticizing.
In fact, fans’ love for Joe is so strong it may be affecting the way Badgley approaches the character next season.
Badgley pokes fun in a reply on Twitter when a fan suggests there are similarities between Joe and Badgley’s beloved character on “Gossip Girl”.
Continuing his crusade to stop people from romanticizing Joe, Badgley celebrated gaining 1 million Instagram followers.
He joked, “All it took was for me to start murdering people.”
Despite the character being a murderous stalker, at least one of Badgley’s fans thinks his “You” character is “not creepy” at all: “Stranger Things” star Millie Bobby Brown, who shared her unorthodox opinions in an Instagram Story video that she later deleted when fans began to question her rationale.
“So, I just started that new show ‘You’. He’s not creepy, he’s in love with her and it’s okay, so… I’m obsessed with it, I’m binge-watching it. Absolute banger,” she said, with fans reposting the video after she deleted it.
She followed that up with another post (which she likewise deleted,) writing: “By the way, I know everybody is gonna say, ‘Aw, he’s a stalker … why would you support that?’ No, like… he’s in love with her. And it’s just, like… just watch the show and don’t judge me on my opinion.”