There are many great benefits to being famous, but there are also some downsides and sadly, Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown is facing some of those today. The 14-year-old made a name for herself playing "Eleven" on the hit Netflix series and now, trolls are using her celebrity against her. Memes and photoshopped images of Millie with homophobic captions have been circulating the internet and it's gotten so bad that the young performer has quit Twitter.
The posts, which include the hashtag #TakeDownMillieBobbyBrown, first began in November but died out. However, the awful content has come back causing a distraught Millie to take the extreme action.
All of the posts are disturbing and disgusting. Below is one of the tamer ones, though most are too profane to post.
Millie bobby Brown when a gay fan asks to take a picture with her pic.twitter.com/eEVz8KjIU5— addie (@addyeet) June 10, 2018
Plenty of people have come to Millie's defense:
Y'all still doing racist/homophobic Millie Bobby Brown memes? You grown ass adults bullied her (A CHILD) off the internet.... Stop it already.— One of a Kind (@SaintNader) June 13, 2018
When someone commits suicide you fucks are the first to post PSAs about harassment and bullying. But You do it for a meme?
all of y’all who deadass bullied millie bobby brown so much that she had to deactivate her twitter are disgusting, she is a CHILD ??? whats it like being an adult who bullies a fourteen year old girl?? jesus.— hailey 🌷 (@haileyshalyn) June 13, 2018
the people who made millie bobby brown deactivate should literally feel so ashamed. she’s a child. you literally have no right to go and make memes that aren’t even funny about her. i’m fuming, some people are disgusting— ًㅤㅤㅤ (@grandescry) June 13, 2018
Not only is it terrible that the bullies have targeted a child, but Millie is both an active supporter of LGBTQ rights, and she fights to stop bullying. She even created a Twitter account called @Milliestopshate to help prevent cyberbullying.
For now, her main Twitter remains deactivated.
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