Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown talks of insecurity following online abuse

Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown has opened up about brutal online criticism and the trolling she has received as she marks her 16th birthday.

During what is meant to be a joyous day for the teenager, Millie used her platform of31.9 million followers to raise awareness for the repercussions of vicious online abuse.

The British superstar, who found fame for her role as Eleven in the hit Netflix show, slammed social media and then also led calls for making changes for future generations.

“16 has felt like a long time coming. i feel like change needs to happen for not only this generation but the next,” she began her powerful statement.

“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.


  • Stranger Things season 4 trailer confirms Hopper's fate as Netflix begins production

“but not ever will i be defeated. ill continue doing what i love and spreading the message in order to make change.

“let's focus on what needs changing and I hope this video informs you on the things that go on behind the scenes of the headlines and flashing lights. dont worry I'll always find a way to smile 😉 leggo 16.”

The A-list teenager posted a statement alongside a two-minute medley of clips alongside examples of bullying she had received.



  • Netflix's Stranger Things is ending after five hit seasons

At a time when social media and online bullying has been firmly thrown into the limelight – with many calling for more regulations against nasty keyboard warriors – her powerful birthday message strongly resonated with her fan base.

“Happy birthday beautiful girl @milliebobbybrown your actions set the example for yours and future generations. You're doing a fantastic job!” wrote one follower.

“Sending all the love to you and join you as a change maker and giver of kindness,” said another.



  • Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown says season four will start filming 'early this year'

Millie has been the breakout star of the Netflix mega-hit ever since the award winning show aired on our screens three seasons ago.

The star recently confirmed that filming for season four would be beginning immensely after the last season left most characters on a cliffhanger.

Following the tragic suicide of Caroline Flack, a number of celebrities in the spotlight have come forward and spoke about vile online bullying they have received.

Just one day ago, award winning Billie Eilish admitted she had quit social media because vicious online trolls were ‘ruining her life’.

TOWIE star Fearne McCann also spoke on Sky News about the effects of online trolling and expressed hopes that something could be done to stop cruel abuse.

Do you have a story to sell? Get in touch with us at webcelebs@trinitymirror.com or call us direct 0207 29 33033

Source: Read Full Article