The 14-year-old actor clarified her position on Instagram on Wednesday, admitting she had revised her earlier judgement.
In a previous video, Brown had said: “So I just started that new show You... He’s not creepy, he’s in love with her and it’s okay.”
She had added in another clip: “I know everybody’s gonna say ‘Ahhh, he’s a stalker, why would you support that?’ No, like, he’s in love with her. Just watch the show and don’t judge me on my opinion.”
Many viewers were surprised to see the actor (who rose to fame on Netflix's Stranger Things) siding with the character, a bookstore manager named Joe who becomes obsessed with Beck, a graduate student and aspiring writer.
Joe’s conduct escalates from watching her from afar to reading her private messages, eventually devolving into murder.
After watching all 10 episodes of the series, Brown formed a new opinion of Joe.
“So I just finished You and, I guess the other day I made a video. I was on episode two, I guess I gathered an analysis too quickly,” she said.
“Watched episode 10 – most definitely is a stalker. But it was a really great show so I’m really excited for season two. My bad if I upset anyone.”
Badgley himself has spoken out against his character’s behaviour on Twitter, making it clear that Joe’s conduct shouldn’t be romanticised.
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