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‘Stranger Things’ fourth season features a tweaked Newsweek issue of the fall of Marcos dictatorship on the cover

The global hit supernatural series Stranger Things season 4 may be the darkest, as it tackles some of the equally dark moments of human history. On its very first episode, Filipino viewers found that out straight away when a familiar Newsweek issue got featured on the show.

The fourth season of the Netflix hit is set in the ‘80s and features some historical anecdotes of that era.

The global hit supernatural series Stranger Things season 4 may be the darkest, as it tackles some of the equally dark moments of human history. On its very first episode, Filipino viewers found that out straight away when a familiar Newsweek issue got featured on the show.

Netizens took notice of that rare moment and shared it on twitter.

Dictator Ferdinand Marcos appears on Stranger Things Season 4, in a Newsweek cover, while a character talks about satanic worship, etc.” ABS-CBN writer, Jerry B. Gracio, shared in a tweet.

The said cover is a tweaked one, with the image of the late dictator, Ferdinand Marcos Jr, replaced. The texts and the rest of the cover remained the same.

Many Filipinos probably don’t realize how much of a big deal the 1986 snap election (and EDSA Revolution) was around the world. 

“Here’s the original version of the cover they used on ‘Stranger Things 4.'” tweeted Detective Mask, who took notice of the modification.

Chi shared some screenshots of the episode that feature the scene. 

The fall of Ferdinand Marcos’ dictatorship featured on Newsweek’s front page, as seen on #StrangerThings.” 

Justine noted how timely this episode’s arrival was. “Even the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr. appeared on Stranger Things Season 4 Episode 1. THE SHADE. Stranger Things 4,” he said.

Marcos Sr. spotted (Stranger Things Season 4 ep 1) The last Act in Manila “the devil has come to America,”  shared Dana.

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R1VERMAYA, meanwhile, noticed how coincidental the released of the fourth season is to Marcos Jr’s assumption of the presidency.

Never knew i’d see a ferdinand marcos cameo on stranger things season 4 wtff��� how ironic on what’s happening in the philippines rn as s4 is released in the same month his son was elected.


The first part of the show’s fourth season is already available to stream on Netflix. The remaining two episodes are reportedly getting a June release.

Written by JE C.C.

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