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Millie Bobby Brown Divides Fans After Ranting About Her Service Industry Pet Peeves

The 'Stranger Things' star sparked debate after admitting she's a bit of a 'Karen' on the 'Table Manners' podcast—and she even leaves reviews under a fake name.

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While appearing on the Table Manners podcast earlier this week, Millie Bobby Brown sparked a bit of a debate when she talked about her service industry pet peeves.

The Stranger Things star admitted to being a "Karen" when it comes to dining out, and she also revealed that she sometimes leaves reviews under fake names.

Speaking with hosts Jessie and Lennie Ware, Brown shared she doesn't like waiting.

"You know what I hate, waiting a really long time to order."

She elaborated:

"They’re like: 'We’ll just get your drinks orders and then come back.'"
"I’m like: 'No, no, no, stand here, let’s just take the whole thing. It will make your life easier.'"

But the inconvenience factor doesn't apply only before the meal.

"And then waiting for the bill, you know when they put it down on the table but then come back half an hour later?"
"I’m like: Let me give you my card just right now and I must go on a walk to walk this food off.'"

You can watch the segment below.

Later in the episode, the actor said she also leaves reviews under a fake name.

"Here’s the thing, my whole life is people criticizing me, so I’m going to give it back to you."

She then recounted an exchange during a recent hotel stay.

"We were at a hotel and the woman was pulling my fiancé aside saying that we needed to settle the bill and I was like: 'We will at the end of our stay.'"
"She said: 'You could settle it now', and I was like: 'Hmmm, I don’t want to.'"
"So I left a review that said: 'I really think you should encourage guests to complete transactions at the end of their stay' - I think it’s important."

Brown also talked about shopping in a store where she couldn't get help from an employee, which is another pet peeve. So she left a review.

Ultimately, the actor admitted to the hosts that she is, in fact, a "Karen."

"Okay, I'm a Karen."

Listeners and viewers of the podcast were split over the actor's response to annoyances.

Some people agreed with Brown that employees should be called out for their infractions in an effort to provide the best possible customer service for future patrons.

Others, however, said she should let the little things slide, adding that complaining about pet peeves could lead to outsize consequences for employees.

And a few applauded Brown for owning her speak-to-the-manager Karen-ness.

In the end, though, Brown just wants everyone to do the best job they can.

"I do think it's important to know where you went wrong and [there's] always room for improvement."

We can respect that.