Many people find Millie Bobby Brown’s ‘friendship’ with the much older Drake concerning
Millie Bobby Brown is responding to those who are skeptical and critical of her “friendship” with 31-year-old rapper Drake. Brown kept quiet about the backlash that made headlines all week, until now.
The 14-year-old Stranger Things actress was asked about Drake on the Emmys red carpet, where she described him as “a great friend and a great role model” and said “We just texted each other the other day, and he was like, ‘I miss you so much,’ and I was like, ‘I miss you more.'”
After mentioning that the two of them “text about boys,” people everywhere weighed in on the controversial information. Because why would a 31-year-old man text a 14-year-old girl ever?
Brown took to Instagram to address the backlash, calling her relationship with Drake a “lovely friendship.”
She also thanked those who have shown her support this week. “I love you guys. Thank you for supporting me. Many thanks to u guys. Sending my love to wherever u are in the world.”
Regardless of Brown’s defense of the situation, many people remain unconvinced that the texting and friendship between the two is as innocent as Brown says.
millie bobby brown telling those interviewers about drake was a cry for help hollywood do your thing
— Richa Kapoor (@richA_K_Apoor) September 18, 2018
Ummm, If she isn’t your little sister or daughter, I can’t think of too many reasons a man north of 30 should be texting a teenager. https://t.co/G08znWT7dA
— Jay Scott Smith (@JayScottSmith) September 18, 2018
drake had a crush on kylie when she was 16, hayley baldwin when she was like 17 and now he's texting millie bobby brown who's 14 pic.twitter.com/8cR9OyBrFH
— lauren. (@leauxmichelle) September 18, 2018
i think the worst part about the millie bobby brown situation is the fact that drake knows exactly what hes doing. shes 14 and shes gonna see the backlash, shes gonna say oh, they dont REALLY know whats going on, im totally mature enough for this
— ahegao queen (@rvziel) September 18, 2018
Of course Millie Bobby Brown defends her friendship with Drake, saying everyone is turning something innocent into something more. She's fucking 14. At 14 I would have thought I was so cool and mature if a 32 year old wanted to text me too.
— 🐙 Tangle, Eldritch Queen of Space 🌌 (@lovexombie) September 21, 2018
While none of us can actually speak on behalf of Drake or Millie Bobby Brown, the fact that her comments raised so many red flags for so many people is A Thing. I’m a 33-year-old woman and I can say with 100% conviction that there is absolutely nothing I’d want to text any male high school freshman about, nor would I ever seek out a “friendship” with any teenage boy. I can also say that my heart begins palpitating and my skin crawls even thinking about a 31-year-old man texting my teenage daughter “about boys” or that he missed her “so much.”
Drake has yet to comment on the controversy — leaving it instead to the 14-year-old girl to bear the burden of responding.