Celebrities REACTS To Millie Bobby Brown's UNICEF's Speech 2019
"Well said! So important!" The Umbrella Academy's Aidan Gallagher (Number Five) posts.
22 November 2019 by Fachana Techamaneewat
Actress 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 November 20, Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown gave a speech at the United Nations Headquarters in New York as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for World Children's Day 2019.
First of all, the aim of the event is to demand more action in protecting and promoting children rights.
Here's the gist: Millie speaks about how she was "bullied and harassed online" like "millions of other girls around the world" and how it made her feel "scared and helpless". She explains that bullying is "never harmless" and that it "puts children's mental health at risk, [...] causes stress" and in extreme cases, self-harm and even suicide.
After uploading it on Instagram, Millie's celebrity friends sent their approval:
I "You were amazing today as always @milliebobbybrown @unicef 💙" - David Beckham
To which Millie responded with:
I "@davidbeckham ♡♡♡ as were you!"
(David Beckham was also a headliner for the global summit.)
I "👏👏👏👏" - Stranger Things' Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler)
I "So proud of you 👏❤️👏 - Stranger Things' Cara Buono (Mike Wheeler's mother)
I "🙌🙌🙌🙌 - Stranger Things' Randy Havens (Mr Clarke)
I "Well said! So important!" - The Umbrella Academy's Aidan Gallagher (Number Five)
Even Unicef was proud of their young Goodwill Ambassador:
I "💙Thank you, @milliebobbybrown. Today you proved the power of young voices. We're proud to have your support for child rights." - Unicef
So, what exactly is Millie referring to in her speech?
When talking about being bullied and harassed online, Millie is referring to last year where memes of her being "homophobic" began circulating. As a result, Millie deleted her Twitter account and later gave an anti-bullying message at the MTV Movie & TV Awards 2018.
However, the hate didn't stop there. After the launch of Millie's beauty and skincare line, Florence By Mills, Millie faced backlash after appearing to pretend to apply her products during a skincare routine video. It has since been deleted, and an apology by Millie was posted. However, she later spoke out about the controversy, saying that she "won't tolerate this". *
Even now, Millie is still battling against trolls as recently as a few days ago after images of her at a Stranger Things' screening surfaced. Trolls began mocking her for her appearance, saying that she looked like a "forty-year-old woman" or a "mother of four". (More on the story here.)
Stranger Things season 4 is expected to start shooting early next year in January 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, is writing a book.