Millie Bobby Brown turns 16, calls out the ‘inappropriate comments’ & insults

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While I tease the youths sometimes and call them garbage, the truth is that I would hate to be a teenager in this era, and I feel quite sorry for all the garbage youths out there. In retrospect, I would not give up my social media-free, cell-phone-free teen years for anything. Those years made me who I am today, in a world without people who are Extremely Online, a world without cyberbullying and everybody up in everybody else’s business. So… Millie Bobby Brown just turned 16 years old. She seems older because she’s been her family’s overworked breadwinner for several years already. She also seems older because she sometimes dresses like Helen Mirren. To celebrate her birthday, Millie posted a video and a message on Instagram:

ya girls 16 :)

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 ♡.

[From MBB’s IG]

I just feel sorry for her. I feel sorry that her parents put her in this position and that she’s making all the money in that family and that she has to be “the adult” and make these decisions for her own well-being. I also hate all of the conversations around her, which she’s pointing out. It just sucks. Poor Millie. I hope her 16th year is not flaming garbage and I hope she stays the f–k away from Drake.

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  1. anatolia says:

    It should be Drake’s job to stay the f*ck away from her.

  2. Jules says:

    I cannot believe she is only 16. The adults in her life should be ashamed at what they did/ are doing to her. Childhood lost.

  3. Erinn says:

    This poor kid. I know the white outfit was a bit on the mature side of things – but she looks SO pretty. I hate that people are such garbage.

    The whole birthday watch culture is SO gross. I can’t imagine the kind of pathetic you need to be as a grown ass human sitting at home drooling over what is essentially a child.

    • BWayney says:

      I love it and I think she looks awesome. It’s a glamorous look.

    • megs283 says:

      Yup. I remember it happening for Britney Spears and the Olsen twins. I bet it’s the same trash back then who are counting down now.

      She looks 30, and I mean that in a kind way. She’ll probably still look 30 when she’s 50. Some people have an ageless beauty.

      • JanetDR says:

        Yes, I have a friend who looked 30 in her teens. She’s over 60 now and looks the same except for greying hair. She has great skin!

  4. Lucy says:

    Agree on all points. Happy birthday, MBB! Please stay safe.

  5. SM says:

    This is why I refuse to criticise young girls like her or Billie. Let them be. Let them grow up a bit

  6. JayBlue says:

    I have hope for her. She’s always seemed smart and articulate, and I have a feeling she’ll relish independence now that she’s approaching adulthood. She doesn’t seem like the kind of child actor that is desperate to be seen as a sexy adult, like miley or selena or dakota fanning were/still are, and I really hope she keeps that mindset.

  7. Hope she’ll be okay. Like with too many girls and female public figures, conversations involving Millie Bobby Brown (including but not limited to on this site) frequently go into “Asking for it” territory, and that’s a real problem.
    Those victim-blaming her by responding to what she said with some version of: “Then Her Parents Should Just Make Her Dress Even More Conservatively and Wear Less Eyeshadow! Bad Attention Is Being Sought,” are not only missing the point. They’re a key part of the sexualization problem and bullying problem she’s talking about, and don’t even realize it. It’s the part that people don’t like to acknowledge as much.

  8. vertes says:

    She’s adorable! I know nothing about her family but I hope they protect her from predatory agents/management/p.r. people.
    It’d be great if her stylists emphasized her natural beauty without trying to make her the most sophisticated or made-up 16 year old in town.

  9. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    She should do social media ONLY for her “brand.” Her job is celebrity, so I truly hope some in her orbit help weed through the trash. And when she’s not working, I’m not advocating complete abstinence, but perhaps private online socializing with select few. It’s really sad someone so young is having to confront swaths of humans, globally, for extremely bad manners. My oldest graduated high school 2009. Middle, 2015. Youngest is in 8th lol. Each has gone through different phases of online progression. But there’s always been one rule at home. Private and personal stays offline. And using fake ID’s, avatars or whatever, my expectation is to behave as though they were sitting in front of you. In other words, don’t be dicks. Don’t bully. And don’t put up with it from others. Some of the crap I’ve heard through their video game chats is shocking.

  10. Say what says:

    I’m not that family with her but it seems she is a smart young lady. Social media aren’t the only bullies and liars. It has trickle to legit news agencies having their gossipy segments. There People in this world are horrible and sick. The problem in the US is everyone points the fingers at each other but we all can be better people. It’s a cesspool and we look down on other countries!

  11. JByrdKU says:

    I could not be more thankful that I was out of my teen years when social media really exploded. There’s enough pressure in life to manage socialization and everything that goes along with it.

  12. Canadianlass says:

    I thought from the header photo, this was Natalie Portman.

  13. Anne says:

    “She sometimes dresses like Helen Mirren” I laughed out loud and now that’s all I can see.
    I feel bad for all the child starts honestly. Kids should have a childhood.

  14. Kyra WEGMAN says:

    Her face and demeanor look like she’s 26. I just don’t buy that she’s this young. I’m cynical enough about this business to think that some agent told her to lie about her age and lie hard.