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Millie Bobby Brown (kinda) apologised for saying Joe Goldberg's behaviour in 'You' was romantic

The 14-year-old Stranger Things star backtracked on her previous comments.

Millie Bobby Brown - UNICEF World Children's Day - New York Source: SIPA USA/PA Images

WHETHER OR NOT the new Netflix series You was actually any use or not, it has certainly kept people talking. 

Released on the 26th of December, the series has managed to stay in headlines for the best part of a month, thanks to it’s uncomfortable subject matter which has strongly divided opinion. Penn Badgley, who stars as Joe Goldberg in the show, recently came out and said that he was very uneasy with the amount of fans who find his manipulative and emotionally abusive attractive, in spite of all of his awful qualities. 

Even though Penn Badgley, the man who portrays Joe Goldberg in the show, has publicly spoken about how awful his character is, 14-year-old actress Millie Bobby Brown was swooning over the murderous stalker on Instagram this week, when she finally got a chance to catch up with the show. She said:

I just started that new show, You. He’s not creepy! He’s in love with her, and it’s okay, so I’m obsessed with it! I’m binge-watching it. Absolute banger, Netflix. By the way, I know everybody’s gonna say “Oh, he’s a stalker! Why would you support that?!” No, like he’s in love with her. Just watch the show, and don’t judge me on my opinion.

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Naturally, everyone was wondering where the adults in Millie’s life are and why they aren’t intervening and trying to teach her that Joe’s behaviour is really inappropriate. Well, it turns out that the young Stranger Things star was only two episodes in, so she had no idea what the full extent of Joe’s behaviour was.

In a new statement, she said:

So, I just finished You and, I guess the other day I made a video. I was on episode two, I guess I gathered an analysis too quickly. I just watched episode ten, most definitely is a stalker, but it was a really great show so I’m really excited for season two. My bad if I upset anyone. 

Hopefully this is teaching her about some of the early warning signs of emotional abuse and how jealousy isn’t actually as romantic as media and society have framed it for the last few decades. 

An apology wasn’t really expected of her here, considering the fact that she’s a child, but at least she expressed regret at the thought of potentially upsetting anyone affected by this sensitive subject. That’s a lot more than most adults in Hollywood can do. 

Millie Bobby Brown’s take on ‘You’ is a bit dodgy, but maybe we should leave her alone because she’s literally 14 > 

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