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Millie Bobby Brown Turns 16, Shares Frustration Over Inappropriate Comments

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‘Stranger Things’ British actress Millie Bobby Brown and founder of Florence By Mills has an important message to share on her milestone, 16th birthday. The young actress decided to shed some light on the difficulties she faced due to the way the public and media sexualized her in different ways. She raised awareness about the unnecessary insults and inappropriate remarks she has endured growing up. And it is heart-touching the way she did it. Keep reading to find out more.

Millie Bobby Brown birthday message

As Millie Bobby Brown turns 16, the talented and famous actress revealed the darker side of growing up, for her as a child star. She took this special day to share the struggles and difficulties she had to face as she gained stardom.

On an Instagram post, with Justin Bieber’s ‘Changes’ playing in the background, Millie shared a series of pictures and videos of her growing up.

In the beginning, she adds a few screenshots taken from media/press headlines to reflect what she is talking about. Such as:

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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. 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. 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 ♡.

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She reflects upon inappropriate comments & sexualization

Writing about her own experience, Millie Bobby Brown calls for a change in this generation and the next. She highlights how kindness and support are important for children to truly grow and succeed.

Furthermore, she talks about how tough the past years have been for her growing up while getting famous. This is due to sexualization as well as inappropriate and insulting comments.

the last few years haven’t been easy, I’ll admit that. 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.

Although they caused her pain, Millie Bobby Brown adds a note of optimism.

but not ever will i be defeated. ill continue doing what i love and spreading the message in order to make change.

She shares her hope for change and that this video helps people see the reality behind all the glamour. And at the end, she again shares her ray of determination and positivity.

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 ♡.

Millie is one of the most mature people we’ve heard at such a  young age. No wonder she is the youngest person to ever feature on the Time 100 list of the world’s most influential people. And her message needs to be reflected upon.

A very sweet sixteen and more power to you Millie!

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