Millie Bobby Brown had a strange encounter with a fan and now she’s feeling “disrespected”.
The 16-year-old actress took to her Instagram Story to express her feelings and ended up crying. She said that she was publicly harassed while Christmas shopping. She recounted the incident saying she was there with her mom when a girl saw and recognized her.
The Enola Holmes star said, “She said, ‘Can I take a video of you?’ I said, ‘Um, no.’ But why would anyone want to be taken a video of? Of me? It’s not like of the both of us.”
She continued, “I don’t need to justify it to anyone. If I don’t want to be taken a video of, I don’t have to be.”
However, the fan kept on insisting and didn’t leave her alone. Millie went on to share, “I was paying and she walked past me and began to video me again. And I said, ‘I’m a human being. Like, what more can I ask from you?'”
The black and white video showed the Strange Things star crying and telling fans, “She said ‘So I can’t take a video of a human being?’ And I said, ‘No, not when I said no.’ It just makes me upset when people try to push the boundary, and I just wish people were more respectful.”
Millie decided it was time she stands up for herself. She asked, “I’m still trying to navigate this all and it’s still overwhelming… Where are my rights to say no?”
The actress ended her video by appealing to her approximately 40 million followers to be more courteous to other people. She said, “You have to show more respect for others, no matter who they are, what they do. It’s just manners.”
Meanwhile, many are speculating that this incident is one of the reasons why the actress appeared to have deleted her TikTok account.
Millie later posted on Instagram again just to assure fans that she’s feeling better after her horrific encounter. She wrote, “I am totally fine now. But was emotional in the moment because I felt uncomfortable and disrespected.”
To show their support for Millie, the writers of Stranger Things took to Twitter on Monday and posted, “Be kind to others. Find compassion. Wear a mask. All those things cost zero dollars and take zero energy.”
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