Millie Bobby Brown has been in the public eye, gracing red carpets, and appearing on television since she was eight years old. Naturally, as a person in the spotlight, she has faced plenty of criticism from viewers and journalists regarding her wardrobe choices. But, at 15, the “Stranger Things” star reveals that the hate she receives for her so-called "inappropriate" outfits doesn't phase her at all.
As a teenager, Brown walks a fine line when it comes to fashion. The actress, who skyrocketed to fame for playing Eleven in the Netflix series has been both criticized for wearing clothing that some say made her look too grown up and for wearing "shapeless" clothing. Teenage girls, even if they're one of the youngest nominees in Emmy history, just can't win.
Thankfully, Brown appears to be unmarred by the shaming from some commenters on social media and those behind "Best and Worst" dressed articles.
“It’s always difficult to dress for a red carpet event because a lot of people have opinions and unfortunately you say you won’t listen to it, but you actually kind of have to,” Brown told Harper's Bazaar. “For me, I sit there and think, ‘I’m not going to listen to what they have to say, journalists or whoever wants to write badly about my inappropriate outfit.’”
Brown, who has 30 million Instagram followers, is also subjected to online users’ opinions about her fashion choices. Thankfully, they don’t phase her either.
"Internet trolls have never bothered me,” she told 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.”
Brown isn't so different from other girls her age, as she is continuing to experiment with her fashion choices to find what her ideal look will become.
“I would really enjoy wearing more fitted clothes now," she said. "I feel like I’m becoming someone and being a woman so I just want to show that.”
However, Brown, who will turn 16 in February, is well aware that other girls, specifically ones her own age, look up to her, including as a source for fashion inspiration.
“I think about the girls who are going to look at the picture — those young girls that are going to look at me — and if they think, ‘Wow, that’s what I should dress up as,’” she said. "They are my age, so those are the ones I think of. I want to make sure that I’m influencing being your age and being who you are in that time of your life.”
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