On the red carpet at the Emmys on September 17, 14-year-old “Stranger Things” star Millie Bobby Brown was asked about her friendship with 31-year-old rapper, Drake.

“He's honestly so fantastic. A great friend and a great role model,“ she 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.'”

When asked what they text about, Brown replied, “About boys, he helps me.” But she wouldn’t reveal his advice, saying it “stays in the text messages.”


In a perfect world, it’d be wrong to accuse Drake of anything inappropriate just for being friendly with a teenage actress from one of his favorite shows.

Have we reached the point as a society where it’s impossible for adults and children to be friendly with one another?

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However, when you strip away the artifice of celebrity and dip one toe into reality, you’re left with a 31-year-old man sending secretive texts to a 14-year-old girl saying, “I miss you” and giving her relationship advice.

If a random man you hardly knew was secretly texting "I miss you" to your teenage son or daughter, it’d be time to call the cops, pronto.

An anonymous female Facebook user made this point and her comments were posted to Reddit where it quickly went viral.

Her initial post was being suspicious about Drake's motivations.

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But her post was met mostly with indifference.

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So the woman fired back making three powerful points about why people should protect Millie Bobby Brown from Drake and men like him.

Point 1:

Don’t blame Brown, she's a kid and probably thinks Drake is being innocent. But Drake has a history of dating women that he “friended” as teenagers. Recently, Drake started dating 18-year-old model Bella Harris who he met when she was 16.

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Point 2:

Although Drake is innocent until proven guilty, his texts could be seen as “grooming.”

According to Dr. Michael Welner, “grooming" is a "gradual, calculated process that ensnares children into a world in which they are ultimately a willing part of the sex abuse.”

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Point 3:

When you take the relationship out of its celebrity context, Drake looks downright creepy.

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