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Natalia Dyer criticized the media for often over-sexualizing her younger co-stars


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In an interview with The Independent Natalia was asked about the media covering her young Stranger Things co-stars

“There are so many layers going on here. I generally feel like, to me, it’s over-sexualizing them. I feel protective over the younger kids even though they’re not kids anymore, they’re teens. 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, [the sexualization of young actors] is a cultural issue, there must be a bigger concept behind it as to why. Just let people be the people that they are, without any judgement.”

Indiewire points out that W Magazine included Millie Bobby Brown in a "why television is sexier than ever” article when she was 13
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