Social media is a boon as well as a bane. While it offers a platform for all of us to connect from any corner of the world, it brings in a certain amount of negativity that none of us see coming. Such is the case with Stranger Things standout Millie Bobby Brown.
Brown was on a podcast with one of the bestselling authors and motivational speakers, Erik Qualman. The host had her open up about her stance on social media and how she perceived it as a platform. She also spoke about her own experiences that made her bear such a thought about the internet. Here is what th actress had to say.
Millie Bobby Brown opens about the pros and cons of social media
According to the actress, she harbors a certain amount of love for social media sites and handles. She said that such platform let her be herself with no bars or restrictions, but she is “constantly switched off from social media“. Millie is absolutely okay with her platforms being inactive until social media becomes a place that she thinks is “acceptable”.
Given the current situation, it will take some time for the evolving world to reach a stage where social media is positive place to spread love and light. The 18-year-old actress then went on to narrate the negative impacts that online society puts on us. “It becomes so hateful and it becomes so violent and aggressive and no young person needs that in their life,” she elaborated.
Brown has experience dealing with much hate and criticisms online. From hate comments to controversies like the one TikToker Hunter Ecimovi started, the actress has faced much cyberbullying over the years. This eventually led her to give up on social media, and she decided to let her team handle these platforms.
All of us want a social platform that is “more positive, less political, more fun, light-hearted” as Brown said. How has your experience been on social media so far? Have you, too, faced such hardships that Millie had to? Feel free to share with us in the comments below.