Millie Bobby Brown SLAMMED For Posting Picture With A Black Friend
"[Millie] posted a picture with a black friend of hers as if it were a pet “supporting” the movement." A fan tweets.
30 June 2020 by Fachana Techamaneewat
Millie Bobby Brown at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Godzilla: King Of The Monsters'
held at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, USA on May 18, 2019. — Photo by PopularImages
On June 1, Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven) uploaded a picture of herself and her friend to Instagram Story. People, however, quickly accused Millie of using her friend as a "token black friend".
In an Instagram Story, Millie uploaded two photos. One photo is of her and her friend holding hands in a public street. The second photo is zoomed onto the two friends holding hands.
However, this was amidst the Black Lives Matter movement, and people quickly accused Millie of using her friend as a "token black friend".
Check out their tweets below:
I "millie bobby brown, she posted a picture with a black friend of hers as if it were a pet “supporting” the movement 😭"
I "Millie Bobby brown really posted a zoomed in picture of her and Angelina Jolie’s black daughter holding hands to show that she cares about black lives. My gosh, I just know Caleb be going thru it on set with them yts"
I "Please tell millie bobby brown stans to shut the fuck up! How can you say she didn't do anything wrong tf?! I'm black and I'm truly hurt by what she did. It was just so wrong. [...] I'm so tired of ppl defending celebrities for nothing!"
These people quickly slammed Millie for using her friend as a way to show that she supports the Black Lives Matter movement. Others accused her of doing so little, despite owning a successful makeup brand and starring in one of the most popular Netflix series, Stranger Things.
However, one Twitter user argued that this wasn't about Millie, and that people should try to focus on what actually matters.
I "#MILLIEBOBBYBROWN ... no one is probably gonna see this tweet but like why y’all cancelling her? she already posted lots ..I’m not saying this cause I’m a fan of her she’s doing many things . Like this isn’t about her tho. Keep talking about the all black lives matter movement.
Fachana Techamaneewat is a news writer at Exclusive Hollywood and is responsible for researching and writing news articles while providing story updates wherever necessary.
Fun fact: On the weekends, she's an avid writer for practically anything. Her current obsession is the Umbrella Academy, and as of now, is writing a book.