Millie Bobby Brown SPEAKS OUT On Fake Skincare Controversy: "I Won't Tolerate This."
"You do not deserve to be treated like this, do not tolerate it. [...] It should never be okay to be bullied." Millie says.
8 October, 2019 by Fachana Techamaneewat
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On October 4, Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown spoke out about her skincare and beauty line, Florence by Mill's fake skincare controversy at the Pandora Me Charm Academy event in New York City.
During the event, Millie says:
I "Recently, in the last two weeks, I posted a skincare video of me [...], and you know, I got a lot of online hate that I was just putting my dry hand on my face."
I "You know, there’s a lot of online hate from that. [...] And I just felt like so targeted."
Millie is referring to her short Instagram clip where she demonstrated her skincare routine. Fans quickly noticed that Millie wasn't actually using her products and seemed to just be pretending to use them. (Read more about it here).
Since then, Millie had uploaded an official apology on Instagram.
Anyway, at the event, Millie adds:
I "But then I thought to myself, do you know what? I really worked hard for [Florence by Mills], and I'm not going to let anyone bring me down."
I "And I think that every young person out there, who is getting bullied, if you know that you are genuinely right, and you do not deserve to be treated like this, do not tolerate it."
I "You shouldn’t tolerate it, it’s not okay, it should never be okay to bully, it should never be okay to be bullied, and I won't tolerate this, so I don't think any of you should. So, love it out and move on."
This hasn't been Millie's first brush with online hate. During her rise to fame as Eleven on Stranger Things, Millie became a victim to online bullying, with many trolls labelling her as "homophobic" on Twitter.
This was all clearly made up, with trolls calling them "harmless jokes", but unfortunately, these homophobic jokes quickly went viral, causing many to start believing that Millie was, in fact, homophobic.
Millie responded by deleting her Twitter account.
During the 2018 MTV Movies & TV Awards in Millie's recorded acceptance speech, Millie said:
I "Since I know there are many young people watching this, and even to the adults, too. They could probably use the reminder that I was taught: If you don't have anything nice to say, just don't say it. There should be no place in this world for bullying, and I'm not going to tolerate it, and neither should any of you."
Check out the clip here.
Millie even had to face bullying during her school years in the UK. To get away from it, Millie had to change schools, and as a result, she developed anxiety and other related issues that are still with her even to this day.
I "It genuinely hurts reading some of the things people have said." - Millie Bobby Brown, Glamour Magazine UK.
Stranger Things season 4 is expected to start shooting with the main cast early next year in 2020, and Enola Holmes is expected to premiere next year in 2020.
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, she is currently writing a book.