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?
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.