Millie Bobby Brown breaks down in tears on Instagram after distressing fan encounter

1 December 2020, 12:34

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Katie Louise Smith

By Katie Louise Smith

"I'm making this video to say you have to show more respect for others no matter who they are."

Millie Bobby Brown has been incredibly open about the awful ways she's been treated on social media over the past few years, and now she's tearfully opened up to fans about a distressing real-life encounter.

One day after she deleted her TikTok account following comments from trolls on the app, the Stranger Things star told fans about an upsetting experience while out shopping with her mum.

Taking to Instagram Stories yesterday (Nov 30), Millie explained that it all started when a girl came up to her and asked if she could take a video of Millie. Millie said no, which she was well within her rights to do. The 16-year-old then broke down in tears while explaining what happened next.

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Millie Bobby Brown asks for respect after distressing fan encounter
Millie Bobby Brown asks for respect after distressing fan encounter. Picture: Neil Mockford/Getty Images, milliebobbybrown via Instagram

In the Instagram Story, Millie let her fans know how the situation made her feel, and urged followers to respect people's boundaries no matter who they are.

She continued: "At the end of the day, I don't have to justify it to anyone. If I don't wanna be taken a video of, I don't have to be. And 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?' And she said 'So I can't take a video of a human being?' and I said 'No, not when I said no.'"

Through tears, Millie then says: "It just makes me upset when people try and push the boundary and I wish people were more respectful. I'm sill trying to navigate this all and it's still overwhelming. I will take a picture with you but when you push the boundary and you try and fight me on it... it's my rights to say no."

Millie ended her video by saying: "I'm making this video to say you have to show more respect for others no matter who they are, what they do, show respect human being to human being. It's just manners."

Millie Bobby Brown in tears after fan 'pushes her' for video

After sharing the video, Millie posted a message on her Instagram Story letting fans know that she is ok. She wrote: "I'm totally fine now. But was emotional in the moment because I felt uncomfortable and disrespected. It's important to set your boundaries and to speak up. I love you guys. Be kind to one and other!"

Fans also shared messages of support to the star, with the Stranger Things Writers' room account also seemingly tweeting about the situation.

In the immortal words of Kim Kardashian in season 2 of KUWTK: "Don't be f*cking rude!"