Eighteen-year-old "Stranger Things" star Millie Bobby Brown blasted Hollywood for overly sexualizing young girls and called social media the “worst place of all time.”
The teen star was cast at 12 for the popular Netflix series. But as she said (on The Guilty Feminist podcast) on Monday, it was difficult growing up under Hollywood’s spotlight.
Calling it “gross,” Millie said the way she is treated by the industry and the media “can be really overwhelming.”
She explains, “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. Being liked and trying to fit in, it’s all a lot, and you’re trying to [know] yourself while doing that. The only difference is obviously I’m doing that in the public eye.”
Addressing being sexualized as a young girl, Brown said, “It can be really overwhelming. I have definitely been dealing with that more in the last couple weeks of turning 18. [I’m] definitely seeing a difference between the way people act and the way the press and social media react to me coming of age.”
“It’s gross,” she said, nothing that how Hollywood sexualizes young girls is “a good representation of what’s going on in the world and how young girls are sexualized. I have been dealing with that — but I have also been dealing with that for forever.”
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