On her 16th birthday, Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown took a moment to reflect on how harmful the public scrutiny of her can be by posting a compilation clip of red carpet coverage intercut with scandalous headlines about her (set to Justin Bieber song “Changes”).
“ya girls 16. 16 has felt like a long time coming. i feel like change needs to happen for not only this generation but the next. our world needs kindness and support in order for us children to grow and succeed. the last few years haven’t been easy, I’ll admit that.”
“There are moments i get frustrated from the inaccuracy, inappropriate comments, sexualization, and unnecessary insults that ultimately have resulted in pain and insecurity for me,” the teen wrote, “but not ever will i be defeated. ill continue doing what i love and spreading the message in order to make change.”
“I hope this video informs you on the things that go on behind the scenes of the headlines and flashing lights,” she went on. “dont worry I’ll always find a way to smile
leggo 16 ♡.
How sad that she has to be subjected to that at such a young age, but on the plus side: She seems to have a good head on her shoulders. I’m sure we’re all pulling for her.