'Stranger Things' Season 4: What is Eddie Munson Cult? TikTok trend takes over as fans express love for character
Social media has been responsible for turning amazing characters into legends and fans rave about them on several platforms. Netflix dropped Volume 2 of ‘Stranger Things’ just a few days ago and it has already broken a lot of records. Apart from having super-sized episodes, the latest edition also introduced us to some really amazing characters. However, one character that took everyone by storm was none other than Eddie Munson. The character, played by the enigmatic Joseph Quinn, made his ‘Stranger Things’ debut with Season 4 and instantly became a fan favorite.
During the course of the season, Eddie continued treating fans with amazing sequences and made every metalhead bang their heads by performing ‘Master of Puppets’ on his guitar. It seems fans are head over heels in love with Eddie and started a trend that has taken over TikTok after they fell for the heartthrob in ‘Stranger Things’. To showcase their love for the character, fans have started flooding the video-sharing platform with a lot of videos and named the movement ‘The Eddie Munson Cult’.
Now, just to make it clear, this cult is not anything like you read in the news and it’s all about fans letting everyone know how much they love Eddie Munson. As soon as you log in to your TikTok account and see the ‘For You’ page, users can see “#EddieMunsonCult” as one of the trending hashtags. A lot of users are sharing videos of Eddie Munson under the aforementioned hashtag and garnering millions of views. People are not just uploading videos on the video-sharing platform, they are also changing their profile pictures to honor the hero. Many of them have dedicated their accounts to Eddie and they only share videos related to Eddie.
At the time of writing, videos with #EddieMunsonCult have had more than 21.8 million views and it’s been featured in more than 40,000. Meanwhile, if we add all the hashtags about ‘Eddie Munson Cult’, then all the videos have been seen over 5.7 billion times on the platform.
One of the videos uploaded by the user ‘Livcouxds’, featuring the scene where Eddie meets Chrissy in the forest, has alone garnered more than 3 million views.
Eddie seems to have created a lot of impact on the minds of people and exited the show with a heroic death. In the final episode of ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4, Eddie sacrificed himself so that his friends could execute their plan of killing Vecna. As he distracted the Demobats by playing ‘Master of Puppets’ on his guitar, Demobats attacked him when he started running away, but he didn’t hold back this time and fought them. However, he sustained a lot of injuries during the fighting.
After being attacked, Eddie dies in Dustin’s arms saying “I didn’t run”.
‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 is currently streaming on Netflix.