Hunter Echo's Millie Bobby Brown Remarks Spark Outrage

TikTok star Hunter "Echo" Ecimovic has come under fire for comments he made about actress Millie Bobby Brown, during an alleged romantic relationship between the two.

Photographs have emerged on social media of Ecimovic kissing and embracing Stranger Things star Brown, and are said to have been taken late last year when she was aged 16 and he was 20. The age of consent in California, where Ecimovic is believed to be based, is 18.

Ecimovic, who boasts more than 1.6 million followers on TikTok, took to his Instagram Live with a group of friends on Monday, during which he addressed questions surrounding the nature of his relationship with the British actress.

A series of crude comments were made by Ecimovic, 21, purportedly referring to Brown, in which he alluded to having had sexual encounters with her.

The social media star was seen laughing with his small group, as claims were made that Brown was "in love" with him during their alleged time together.

However, as the criticism flooded in, Ecimovic defiantly lashed out—insisting that he had "zero things to apologize for" as he spoke on camera.

He said: "You guys don't know anything. You guys are just following after one person saying one thing, like, everybody hates him so that everyone's going to hate me."

"You guys just follow each other like a big duck followed by little ducks," he went on. "Whatever the top thing is, you just follow up. You guys don't know the story of anything, and I will never apologize. I hope you know that."

"I have nothing to apologize for, so make that clear. I have zero things to apologize for. You guys do not know a single thing at all."

He also claimed that Brown's parents approved of their alleged relationship, saying: "I was living at Millie's house for eight months. How the f*** is that a lawsuit. I thought her mum and dad knew about everything."

Footage from the Instagram Live session has also been shared on Twitter, where a large number of social media users have united in condemnation of Ecimovic.

Brown's representatives have also spoken out against Ecimovic's claims, branding them "dishonest" and "offensive" as they announced plans to "take action."

"Mr. Ecimovic's remarks on social media are not only dishonest, but also are irresponsible, offensive and hateful," read a statement shared with E! News. "Instead of engaging in a public discourse with him through the press or on social media, we are taking action to ensure that he stops this behavior once and for all."

Since Monday, several posts were added to an Instagram account called @exposinghunterecho, as fans of Brown spoke out against Ecimovic. The account has since been disabled.

Brown has recently been seen spending time with Jake Bongiovi, the 19-year-old son of Bon Jovi rocker Jon Bon Jovi.

The teens took to their respective Instagram Stories over the weekend to share snaps of themselves hanging out, according to the New York Post.

On June 3, Bongiovi also posted an image of himself posing alongside Brown in a car, referring to her in the accompanying caption as his "bff."

Newsweek has contacted representatives for Millie Bobby Brown, Hunter Ecimovic and the Los Angeles Police Department for comment.

Millie Bobby Brown and Hunter Echo
TikTok star Hunter Echo (R) has come under fire for claims he had a relationship with "Stranger Things" star Millie Bobby Brown (L). Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images/Hunter Echo/Instagram

Update 7/14/21, 2:25 a.m ET: This article was updated to include a statement from Millie Bobby Brown's representatives.

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