We Need To Cut Millie Bobby Brown Some Slack For Her Objectively Bad You Opinion

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Anyone who was once a teenager needs to chill about Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown‘s truly awful take on Lifetime‘s sudden hit show after hitting Netflix, You. If you’ve somehow avoided angry Twitter going off on the teen actress, let’s just say she voiced some undoubtedly problematic opinions about You on her Instagram Story and ended it with, “Don’t judge me.”

You is a show based on a book about a stalker. Penn Badgely plays Joe, a kind-of graduated Dan Humphrey (his Gossip Girl character). This time, he’s not just stalking his friends and plastering their dirty little secrets all over the internet, he’s stalking a woman he meets at a book store, follows her to her poetry reading, breaks into her apartment, steals her phone, and attacks her douchey boyfriend/f*ckbuddy. And that’s all in the first episode.

Either way, MBB decided to let the world know how she was feeling after beginning the show, and her take was… not good. “He’s not creepy, he’s in love with her and it’s okay,” Millie Bobby Brown declared. “By the way, I know everybody is gonna say ‘Ahhh, he’s a stalker, why would you support that?!’ But like, he’s in love with her… just watch the show and don’t judge me on my opinion.”

Now, we should definitely give this girl a talking to because these types of ideas could lead to some very harmful behavior (after all, she’s getting boys advice from Drake, so she’s really not getting any unproblematic views on dating). Stalking ≠ Love ≠ Danger. But how many of us fawned over Chuck Bass on Gossip Girl, who attempted rape at least twice during the show’s first season? Or thought (perhaps even still think) Spike on Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a total heartthrob despite, you know, being a murderer for hundreds of years and trying to rape Buffy after she broke things off with him? Let’s face it — most of us are lucky we weren’t famous at 14 years old and didn’t have access to a social media account with millions of followers at the time, either.

On a side note, Penn himself is not a fan of his creepy AF TV character and has been responding to fans’ problematic Tweets about his character:

Maybe we just need to arrange a meeting between Penn and Millie Bobby Brown? He could definitely tell her some things she needs to know.

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