Natalia Dyer Is Right – The Stranger Things Cast, Like Millie Bobby Brown, Are Over-Sexualised And It’s Gross

The actress was included on a list of Why TV Is Sexier Than Ever when she was just 13.

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by Bonnie McLaren |
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Stranger Things star Natalia Dyer has said she feels protective over her younger co-stars - like Millie Bobby Brown - who are 'oversexualised in the media'. 'There are so many layers going on here. I generally feel like, to me, it’s oversexualising them,' she said in an interview withthe Independent. Natalia was speaking while promoting new movie Yes, God, Yes, in which she plays a young Catholic girl who discovers masturbation after an online chat takes a turn.

'I feel protective over the younger kids even though they’re not kids anymore, they’re teens,' Natalia, who plays Nancy Wheeler in the series, continued. 'They’re all great people and all having to grow up in very crazy circumstances. As a private person, I just feel like, leave people alone – unless you’re talking about their work or what they want to talk about.'

'It’s a very tricky and complex issue,' she continued, noting that the sexualisation of young actors is 'a cultural issue'. 'There must be a bigger concept behind it as to why,' she added. 'Just let people be the people that they are, without any judgement.'

While almost all of the cast have been unfairly treated like adults by the media - Millie Bobby Brown has been repeatedly oversexualised since she became famous as a young child. In 2017, when she was just 13 (13!), the Daily Mail described Millie's outfit at a premiere as 'a distinctly adult Calvin Klein leather dress'. Ew. That same year, while she was still a child, she was featured on a magazine's list of 'Why TV Is Sexier Than Ever'... And these examples are without going into some of the disgusting comments and trolling she has been subject to on the internet.

Millie addressed the issue herself on her16th birthday earlier this year, telling her followers that her life in the spotlight has been tough due to the inaccurate stories and oversexualisation from a young age. In a video she uploaded to Instagram, it included headlines and comments such as‘Millie Bobby Brown CRITICIZED for Adult Style!’ and ‘When did Millie Bobby Brown go through the change??? (Menopause)'. 'The last few years haven’t been easy, I’ll admit that,' she wrote alongside the video. 'There are moments I get frustrated from the inaccuracy, inappropriate comments, sexualisation, and unnecessary insults that ultimately have resulted in pain and insecurity for me. But not ever will I be defeated. I’ll continue doing what I love and spreading the message in order to make change.' Hopefully, something does change soon - so other children can continue their lives in the public eye as children.

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