Millie Bobby Brown talks about people who ‘criticize’ her body

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stranger things Star Millie Bobby Brown has opened up about how she deals with body shaming, likening the comments she receives about her appearance to “cyberbullying”.

Talk to Charm, the actor revealed the “things she didn’t ask for” when it comes to fame, highlighting how attention to her body tops the list. “Some of the things I found more difficult were people criticizing my body, who I am, the kind of person I am, if I talk too much,” she said. “Things like that – I didn’t ask for those things. It’s cyberbullying.”

Describing her experience in the acting industry, she called her time “a wild ride” and recalled how growing up in the public eye had affected her. “My story is complicated and it’s not like the ordinary kind of childhood,” added the 18-year-old. On the advice she would give to her younger self, Millie said: “I would say, wait. You’re going to have a crazy ride! Try to remember who you are and not the people around you. People come and walk into your life and they can influence it negatively and positively.”

She continued, “Understand that the only person you can hold on to is yourself, and don’t get lost in that. Because it’s so easy, in this industry, especially at a young age. I paid the price for it.”

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But this is not the first time that she has denounced this type of behavior. In 2020, when she was just 16, she took to social media to hit back at how she was treated by the public and the press. “I am frustrated with the inaccuracy, inappropriate comments, sexualization and unnecessary insults which ultimately resulted in pain and insecurity for me,” Millie said in a post. “I hope this video educates you on the behind-the-scenes stuff from the headlines and flashing lights.”

More recently, the actor spoke out about the “gross” change in treatment she has received since turning 18 earlier this year. Ahead of his birthday in February, ‘scary’ forums had sprung up online leading up to the teenage actor’s 18th birthday, with comparisons drawn to the treatment other child stars also received, including Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Britney Spears and Emma Watson.

Chat with the host on the guilty feminist podcast, Millie – who has been in the public eye since she was 12 – said: “[I’m] definitely see a difference between the way people act and the way the press and social media react to my coming of age. It’s disgusting.”

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