Millie Bobby Brown on her decision to delete social media apps

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Millie Bobby Brown rose to fame after the release of the first season of stranger things. She continues to earn worldwide acclaim for her role as Eleven and her involvement in equally captivating projects, such as the Enola Holmes mystery movie series on Netflix.

But success has a price. MBB was only 12 when stranger things debuted and is still only 18 years old. The flood of attention has included a lot of hate and bullying online, the actress shared in a new interview with Seduceand eventually tricked her into deleting all social media apps from her phone.

“It’s really hard to be hated when you don’t know who you are yet,” she told the outlet. “So it’s like, ‘What do they hate about me? Because I don’t know who I am. It’s almost like, ‘Okay, I’m going to try to be that today’ today.’ [And then they say], ‘Oh, no, I hate that.’ ‘OK. Forget that. I will try to be that today. ‘Oh my God! I hate when you do that. Then you just start shutting up because you’re like, ‘Who am I supposed to be? Who do they need me to be for them? »

“Then I started to grow more, and my family and friends really helped me,” she added. “It helped me realize that I don’t have to be what they said I had to be. I just have to grow in myself. That’s what I did.”

Millie explained that she has someone else monitoring and downloading her posts on Instagram and Facebook, and chooses to send messages to her fans only through the website of Florence by Mills, the beauty brand that she launched in 2019. Under the “Blogs” subsection on the site, MBB writes “Mills Musings,” offering skincare hacks, mantras, and highlights from her evening routine.

In 2019, Millie sat down with Seventeen and opened up about the impact of social media on her daily life, and how she wished it could be exclusively a tool for positivity.

“My big hope is that people will use their platforms to spread kindness and positivity with each other, rather than using social media as a platform to put each other down,” she said. “I think it can also be an incredible tool for the education and empowerment that comes from knowing your worth, especially for young women.”

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