Twenty-six-year-old singer Doja Cat shamed a 17-year-old actor for publicly sharing messages she sent the teen about a costar of his she has a crush on.
Doja Cat, real name Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini, direct messaged “Stranger Things” actor Noah Schnapp on social media about connecting her with his costar, Joseph Quinn, whom she’s publicly called “fine as s***.”
The “Woman” singer said Schnapp was engaging in “borderline snake s***” when he publicly shared their private messages in a now-deleted TikTok post, adding that it was “so unbelievably socially unaware and wack.”
“I’m just gonna say this right now about the whole f***ing, the Noah Schnapp thing,” Doja Cat said in a livestream. “I think that, to be fair … this is like, a kid. Noah is like, I don’t know how old he is, but he’s not even over — there’s no way he’s over, like, 21. And he might be, I could be wrong.”
“But, like when you’re that young, you make mistakes, you do dumb s***,” she continued. “You make mistakes.”
“The fact that this person, that Noah did that, like posted a private conversation between me and him, is like, so unbelievably socially unaware and wack,” Doja Cat charged. “You know what I mean? That’s like borderline snake s***, that’s like weasel s***.”
She also responded via Twitter, writing on Friday, “Y’all are so cringe and lame and nobody wants to hang [with you] that’s why y’all be on here unironically writing replies to s*** that makes you mad.”
y’all are so cringe and lame and nobody wants to hang w u that’s why y’all be on here unironically writing replies to shit that makes you mad.
— im better than you (@DojaCat) July 8, 2022
Notably, some critics online said the real controversy was that Doja messaged a 17-year-old boy about potentially hooking up with his costar when she’s 26 years old.
“Is Doja Cat really mad that Noah Schnapp revealed that she is interested in Joseph Quinn (which she has publicly stated btw) or is she just mad that we’ve found out her grown a** is DMing a 17 year old?” one critic wrote, Insider highlighted.
Is Doja Cat really mad that Noah Schnapp revealed that she is interested in Joseph Quinn (which she has publicly stated btw) or is she just mad that we’ve found out her grown ass is DMing a 17 year old? pic.twitter.com/1VRNPC0Rch
— CHOCOMILOMAMI🧸💛| (@itsna3x) July 8, 2022
In the messages between Doja Cat and Schnapp, the singer asked if the teen could connect her with Quinn and asked if Quinn had a girlfriend.
“Noah can [you] tell Joseph to [hit my up],” Doja asked the teen, screenshots of Schnapp’s now-deleted TikTok shows. “Wait no. Does he have a [girlfriend]?”
Schnapp responded, “LMAO (laughing my a** off) slide into this DMs (direct messages).”
“[I don’t know] his [Instagram] or Twitter,” Doja responded, “He doesn’t have a DM to slide in.”
Schnapp then linked one of Quinn’s social media profiles, adding, “Right here ma’am.”
Doja is calling Noah Schnapp a “borderline snake” for sharing the DMs she sent him on TikTok. From the screenshots it appears Doja, who is 26, slide unprompted into 17-year-old Noah’s DMs. Not sure if they knew each other prior to this interaction either. pic.twitter.com/asZAQS7ZPL
— Kalhan (@KalhanR) July 8, 2022