Millie Bobby Brown revealed she was bullied so hard that she had to switch schools
Being the target of bullying can negatively impact anyone’s self-esteem—no matter who they are. Like many young people growing up in the public eye, Millie Bobby Brown is no stranger to receiving negative comments online. But it turns out that she has also faced bullying back home in the U.K.
Brown spoke with fellow actor and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom for the latest issue of Glamour UK. In the interview, Bloom applauded her efforts to combat bullying but wondered if that put her “in the firing line.” Brown, who is 15 years old, replied that she was bullied at school in the U.K.
Bloom also complimented Brown on the way she uses social media to build a community. The Stranger Things star explained that, while she does enjoy social media, she has also dealt with bullying online.
Brown is already making a difference for those who have been bullied.
As UNICEF’s youngest Goodwill Ambassador ever, she’s pledged to advocate for children who can’t advocate for themselves. She’s also an outspoken proponent of gun control; at the 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards, she wore an outfit that honored the 17 victims of the Parkland school shooting.
No one should have to endure bullying. We’re glad that Brown has been able to rise above it and help others.