Millie Bobby Brown’s Anti-Bullying Speech At The MTV Movie & TV Awards Was Amazing
After starring in Stranger Things and becoming famous for her role as Eleven practically overnight, it’s safe to say that Millie Bobby Brown has probably had to deal with a good bit of cyberbullying now that she’s a celebrity. And according to Today, at Monday night’s MTV Movie & TV Awards, Millie delivered an amazing speech that served as a powerful reminder of how important being kind to each other really is.
Unsurprisingly, Millie won Best Actor in a Show and Best Kiss at the awards, and although she was unable to be there in person to accept the awards (she had a knee injury and was stuck in Atlanta), she did film a video thanking her fans while also sharing a very important message with the audience — no matter how old they might be.
“Since I know there are many young people watching this, and even to the adults, too — they could probably use the reminder — I was taught, if you don’t have anything nice to say, just don’t say it,” she said. “There should be no space in this world for bullying, and I’m not going to tolerate it and neither should any of you. If you need a reminder of how well you are and to rise above the hate, message me on Instagram.”
And because she’s an adorable angel, she also included a wink at the end. Why does it not surprise us at all that she’d open up her Instagram DMs to fans who need a little encouragement? That’s such a sweet offer.
She might be speaking from her own experience, too, since Millie quit Instagram last week after becoming a homophobic meme when people tweeted about her, using fake quotes to make it seem like she was putting down the gay community. Some people called it satire, but it obviously meant more than that to Millie — and now, it seems like she doesn’t want anyone else to experience the same thing.
We love that Millie is speaking out against bullying because as one of the stars of Stranger Things, a lot of people look up to her and care about what she has to say. Maybe because of her speech, kids who have bullied their peers (or, like she said, possibly even adults) won’t take that approach. At the very least, those who are already kind will continue to be kind, and those who are bullied might find comfort in her words. Millie is exactly the kind of celebrity this world needs right now, right?
Plus, it’s very Eleven of her to stick up for people who are treated poorly. Millie herself might not have the powers that Eleven does, but she’s still using her powers for good in her own way.
Just another reason to add to the list of why we’re obsessed with this awesome kid. Is it time for Stranger Things season three yet?