While there are a lot of super talented young actors on the hit Netflix series “Stranger Things,” none of them has been as admired for her acting talent as Millie Bobby Brown, who has already been nominated for an Emmy twice for her portrayal of the telekinetic character Eleven.
However, the now 18-year-old actress is starting to speak out about the alleged sexualization she has experienced during her career, even when she was younger. Brown talked about all of this during an appearance on a podcast called “The Guilty Feminist.”
And this is coming out at a time when parents are beginning to worry more and more about the grooming and sexualization of their own children in public schools who are attempting to indoctrinate kids as young as 5-years-old with the LGBTQ agenda.
Disney has been fighting tooth and nail against the Florida Parental Rights legislation — otherwise known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill — that prevents classroom instruction on sexual orientation and identity. A recent Zoom call of company leadership revealed they have more and more gay characters they plan on pushing into leading roles within their films and television series all aimed at children.
So it’s pretty clear Hollywood is chock full of sexual predators who do not seem to care if an actor or actress is underage when it comes to objectifying them.
“I deal with the same things any 18-year-old is dealing with, navigating being an adult and having relationships and friendships, and it’s all of those things,” Brown stated during the podcast. “Being liked and trying to fit in, it’s all a lot, and you’re trying to find yourself while doing that. The only difference is that obviously, I’m doing that in the public eye.”
The star of Enola Holmes, then went on to mention that she’s noticed “definitely been dealing with [being sexualized] more within the last two weeks of turning 18 — definitely seeing a difference between the way people act and the way that the press and social media have reacted to me coming of age.”
“I believe that shouldn’t change anything, but it’s gross and it’s true. It’s just a very good representation of what’s going on in the world and how young girls are sexualized,” Brown continued. “So, I have been dealing with that, but I have also been dealing with that for forever.”
Here are more details from The Daily Wire:
She went on to elaborate on incidents from the past after becoming an overnight sensation thanks to the success of “Stranger Things.”
As one example, Brown said she was “crucified” for wearing a low-cut dress when she was only 16. “I thought, ‘My, is this really what we’re talking about? We should be talking about the incredible people that were there at the award show,’” she recalled of the incident.
According to USA Today, the “Stranger Things” star mentioned how she was included in W magazine’s list of “Why TV Is Sexier Than Ever” at the age of 13. She discussed how people online have been commenting on her looks for years, including much older men. Then there was the 2016 GQ profile describing her as a “very grown-up child” and discussing how her legs looked.
The young actress has addressed all of this previously in an Instagram post back when she was 16.
“The last few years haven’t been easy, I’ll admit that,” the teen wrote in the post. “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.”
“Brown will return to her role playing Eleven in ‘Stranger Things 4,’ which is scheduled to launch May 27 on Netflix. The actress is also slated to appear in the ‘Enola Holmes’ sequel coming to Netflix later this year,” the report concluded.
This story syndicated with permission from Chad Prather