The actor appeared on The Guilty Feminist podcast where she discussed the “gross” treatment she has received by the media.
From her starring role in Enola Holmes to launching her make-up brand Florence By Mills, she is someone who has been in the public eye since the age of 12 – and she has spoken out about her experiences growing up in front of the media and the sexualisation she has experienced from a young age.
Appearing on The Guilty Feminist podcast, in conversation with Deborah Frances-White and Susan Wokoma, the actor said her experience in Hollywood is “a good representation of what’s going on in the world and how young girls are sexualised”, while adding that she has experienced increased sexualised comments since turning 18 earlier this year.
“It’s gross […] and I have been dealing with that but also have been dealing with that forever.”
Brown also discussed a time when she was sexualised before she was an adult, as she was “crucified” for wearing a low-cut dress to a red carpet event.
“I thought is this really what we should be talking about? We should be talking about the incredible people that were there at the awards show, the talent that was there, the people we are representing,” she said.
“I just use it as a place of fun and then I was like, do you know what, I’m not posting anything personal any more, you don’t get to see that part of me,” she said.
“You get to see the things I choose to put out in the world and if that’s me telling you to go and help Malala Yousafzai promote her book you do that because that’s what I’m putting out there in the world and what I choose.”