After months of reporting on Ezra Miller’s terrible behavior, isn’t it refreshing to read a story about a public figure being sweet and kind?
Stranger Things came back to us in May and introduced a whole host of new characters, including Eddie Munson, played by actor Joseph Quinn.
Eddie quickly stole viewers’ hearts as he took the gang into the fold as they began high school.
He was also part of many important moments during the season and became one of the most loved characters of the entire show.
Quinn, unsurprisingly, was in high demand during convention season. The actor was overbooked at the London Film and Comic Con this past Saturday—so much so that staff “yelled at” Quinn for spending too much time with the fans who had paid to meet him.
These meet and greet passes were as much as £125, so it stands to reason that Quinn wanted to make sure people who paid got to meet him.
“Wanna know how bad the access was at LFCC for Joseph Quinn’s Upside Down photo shoot?” one fan wrote on Twitter. “With one of my other photoshoots, I was 43rd [in line]. with Joe’s? 428th.”
Another fan was horrified by how the organizers treated Quinn, writing, “I had such a good weekend at @Showmasters but I will say one thing,” they wrote. “If you guys continue to treat your guests the way you treated Joseph Quinn you are going to lose out on a lot of your regulars with that outrageous behavior from your staff. It’s disgusting how he was treated.”
“The way Joseph Quinn was treated at LFCC is fucking disgusting,” said a third person via Twitter. “Staff fully yelled at him to shut the fuck up and to just sign and not to interact with fans bc they oversold and couldn’t get all people seen.”
“I wouldn’t be surprised if Joseph Quinn never attended another con after LFCC… The entire experience today was a shambles! He did his best to make everyone feel they had a moment despite the staff not even stopping the queue to let him have some water,” a fan observed.
“The way LFCC treated Joseph Quinn was horrendous, I feel so bad for him,” another added. “Both Joe and the fans were treated like shit all for LFCC to make as much money as possible. LFCC really need to treat the guests with respect. And the ‘staff’ constantly shouting at you, WTF.”
But Quinn was noted by those fans for being wildly warm and friendly. During a Q&A, fan Samantha Langer filmed what is now a viral video.
Artist Kimberley Burrows spoke to the actor. “Mine’s not really a question, it’s more of an extension of gratitude, really,” Kimberley said. “I’m sure a lot of us have heard what happened yesterday — whether it’s true or not — about how you were treated.”
“I won’t comment on it,” she continued. “But I just wanted to say thank you from all of us, we’re really grateful that you’re sharing your time.”
The crowd clapped and Joseph choked back tears.
“Thank you for signing our things,” Kimberley said. “For spending time with us and making our summer. I think that we’ve all really connected with Eddie, for one reason or another — whether we liked his music taste, or that he’s an outsider like you mentioned. I think all of us are part Eddie.”
“We’ve traveled far because we all really connect with you as well, and you’ve really made our weekend. You’ve really made mine as well, you were so nice to me and my guide dog yesterday,” Kimberley finished. “However you were treated yesterday, we are so grateful — thank you.”
Quinn wiped tears out of his eyes as the crowd clapped. At a loss for words, he asked, “Aww, why’d you do that?” and then said, “Thank you for your kind words, thank you.”