Millie Bobby Brown celebrated her 16th birthday on Wednesday (Feb 19), and used the milestone to hit out at those that have made “inappropriate feedback” about her since she shot to fame enjoying Eleven on The Stranger Issues collection when she was simply 12 years outdated.
In a submit on Instagram which included a video comprised of varied clips of Millie alongside screenshots of feedback she has obtained, she wrote: “16 has felt like a very long time coming. I really feel like change must occur for not solely this era however the subsequent.
“Our world wants kindness and help to ensure that us youngsters to develop and succeed. The previous couple of years have not been simple, I will admit that. There are moments I get pissed off from the inaccuracy, inappropriate feedback, sexualisation, and pointless insults that in the end have resulted in ache and insecurity for me.
“However not ever will I be defeated. I will proceed doing what I like and spreading the message with a purpose to make change. Let’s give attention to what wants altering and I hope this video informs you on the issues that go on behind the scenes of the headlines and flashing lights. Don’t be concerned I will all the time discover a solution to smile.”
Millie just lately mentioned rising up within the highlight has been troublesome for her at instances, as a result of she would not assume fame is “regular”.
She defined: “I do not assume it should ever be a traditional factor. Some days I am going out and I be certain that I look considerably presentable and a few days, I appear like an absolute scorching mess.”
Whereas Millie thinks she’s all the time been assured, she insisted it’s okay for folks to take time to determine who they’re and to be comfy with themselves.
Requested the place her confidence got here from, she replied: “I feel I got here out of the womb … singing Lizzo.
“It is good to be assured and to know who you might be however it’s okay to additionally not know who you might be. It is a enjoyable journey.”
And the actress additionally needs to work on making social media a greater place for everybody.
She mentioned: “Social media is among the greatest locations on the planet and one of many worst – it counteracts itself. It sends such superb messages; it raises consciousness of conditions that must be heard. No one ought to say it is not a platform for positivity and alter.
“However then there are some actually heartbreaking issues that occur on social media and I’ve handled a whole lot of bullying on-line. I wish to make it a contented place.”