Millie Bobby Brown shared a powerful message on her birthday about media scrutiny and “inappropriate comments” she has had to face.
The Stranger Things actress turned 16 on Wednesday. She shared a video that included multiple headlines about her, with Justin Bieber’s Changes playing in the background.
The 16-year-old captioned the clip, “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.”
Further adding, “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. but not ever will i be defeated.”
“ill continue doing what i love and spreading the message in order to make change,” Brown continued. “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.”
Her co-star Noah Schnapp who plays Will Byers on Stranger Things commented, “happy bday millie this year is gonna be your year. AGAIN. here’s to 16 years old!”
Furthermore, model Bella Hadid wrote, “I love you Millie, happy birthday baby girl.”
Actress Yara Shahidi said, “Sending all the love to you and join you as a change maker and giver of kindness.” While Octavia Spencer wrote, “you’re showing tremendous poise in this business that has such built in scrutiny! Enjoy every facet of being 16. Trust me it doesn’t stop even when you’re 35 like me. Ok I’m NOT 35. But hang in there sweetie.”
Happy 16th Birthday!
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