Posts about Millie Bobby Brown
Link to video and article of fans saying they don't like Mike and he's a bad friend: https://strangerthingshub.com/millie-bobby-brown-is-shocked-that-fans-dont-like-mike-wheeler/
Apparently Millie was very surprised to hear fans do not like Mike.
The idea that Mike is a "bad friend" according to the fanbase is one one of the most ridiculous things I have ever heard. Mike has always been a top tier friend. Having moments of this or that doesn't change it. Even in season 3, he and Lucas bonded more than any other season. Just because none of them had interest in d&d and were getting new found interests while Will is trapped in his child hood doesn't make them bad friends. It means they are growing and having new interests. Even when he thought he talked to Will too aggressively, he goes to apologize almost immediately. Mike has always been able to admit when he thinks he can act better and apologize. The other kids rarely do that.
This season everyone felt off purposely for story sake. Lucas is wanting a new friend group and popularity, dustin and steve are drifting and seemingly developing negative feelings to each other. You would almost forget that Steve and Dustin are so idolized based on season 4 because it didn't feel like that. Will seemingly doesn't care about anyone but Mike, even seeing El get bullied several times but doing nothing.
My point is Mike can be ass just like the other kids. Season 4 is really the only season Mike can have some genuine criticism but even then, he fits in line with what everyone else is going through. Everyone is not believing in who they are or trying to be what they aren't. Vecna loves this. Mikes been feeling insecure like he can't be of use any more so he is in his own head but it doesn't mean he is a bad friend. Will and Mike, both didn't reach out much after Will moved, it was mutual. And according to the duffer brothers, Mike is not meant to know how Will feels At the moment so blaming Mike for not reacting the perfect way to both Will and El who lie to him isn't entirely just him either.
Point is, Mikes always been a great friend. It's why the main boys always were connected the most to Mike. People need to remember human emotion and not just be quick to ruin someones character when they arent 100%. If that was the case, all the cast would be ruined.