Being in the spotlight often leads to bullying on social media, but Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown doesn’t let the negativity get her down. The teen actress just opened up about how she has dealt with bullying during her six years of stardom, and she seriously handles it in the best way possible.
“Internet trolls have never bothered me,” the 15-year-old said in a recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar. “I don’t want to sit here and say they do, because some people it genuinely does get to and I wouldn’t want to lie and say they hurt my feelings when they don’t. I honestly actually feel really bad for them because who knows what they’re going through.”
Millie explained that her positive outlook stemmed from her days in school. The actress experienced bullying from one of her classmates, but it turned out he had a horrible home life. That’s how she learned to be understanding about what someone might be going through.
“I got bullied in school when I was younger and I always hated the boy who did it to me,” she said. “Then I realized he had a horrible home life and that had impacted really badly on his school life so he took it out on me. That’s not to say that it’s not terrible and mean and not a nice thing to do, but you have to take into consideration that everyone is going through their own journey. As long as you accept that some people can be mean and spread a lot of hate, you just have to remember that you can spread positivity and love back and hope that they receive it.”
She also talked about what it has been like to grow up in the spotlight. The Godzilla: King Of The Monsters star explained that she just works hard to do her best and keep growing every day.
“At the end of the day, I say if I’m doing my best, it’s all I can give you, and if you can’t take it then that’s your problem,” she said. “As long as I give my best, and I know I’m centered and know what I’m doing, then that’s all that matters. I’m still learning a bit about that.”
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