Millie Bobby Brown recently turned 16, and celebrated the day with an Instagram post hitting out at the sexualisation she has faced.
She captioned the video: “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 [sic].
Octavia Spencer commented her support for Millie, saying: “You’re showing tremendous poise in this business that has such built in scrutiny! Enjoy every facet of being 16. Trust me it doesn’t stop even when you’re 35 like me. Ok I’m NOT 35. But hang in there sweetie.”
Randy Havens, from Stranger Things, wrote: “Happy birthday Millie! It’s so cool that you’re turning all the negativity against you into something positive!”