Listen: Alyson Stoner Says The Hollywood System Is Designed To Keep Child Stars Silent About Abuse
“We’ve been pitted against each other, and so as we see someone come forward, there’s this dual response of, ‘Yes, I want to see you thrive!’ but also, ‘Uh oh. What do I have to do?’”
Welcome to another episode of BuzzFeed Daily!
On today's episode:
1. Our guest today is actor and dancer Alyson Stoner.
We first came to know her as a child dancer in a series of very popular Missy Elliott music videos in the early 2000s. She later went on to star in films like Cheaper by the Dozen and the Step Up franchise. In the past few months, she’s opened up about how her early career really messed her up—and took a serious toll on both her mind and body.
She recently wrote a powerful op-ed for People Magazine about her experiences, and how she found a way through her pain. She joined us today to talk about her work in this space, and her new project, Movement Genius.
2. A women’s gym is taking extra steps to protect its members—and of course, men are taking issue with it.