Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown reveals ‘frustration’ over being sexualised as she turns 16

‘Our world needs kindness and support in order for us children to grow and succeed,’ said Eleven actor

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Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown has revealed the sexualisation she has been subject to over the years, in an Instagram post shared on her 16th birthday.

The actor, who has played Eleven in the hit Netflix show since she was 12, shared a video on Wednesday (19 February) with Justin Bieber’s new song “Changes” played over a montage of her rise to fame.

In the caption, Bobby Brown wrote: “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, sexualisation, and unnecessary insults that ultimately have resulted in pain and insecurity for me.”

She added: “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.”

Bobby Brown became one of the youngest nominees in Emmy history when, aged 13, she was shortlisted for her performance in Stranger Things.

Netflix recently unveiled the trailer for Stranger Things season four, which seems to answer the mystery surrounding what happened to David Harbour’s character Hopper.

Find all the season four details we know so far here.

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