An Absurd Homophobic Meme Caused Millie Bobby Brown to Quit Twitter
Millie Bobby Brown is a gosh darn little angel who is too good for this world.
The 14-year-old Stranger Things star is quirky, smart and loyal to her fans. She conducts AMAs and posts adorable pictures with her boyfriend Jacob Sartorius. She seems so humble and innocent, and now cyberbullying has forced our beloved Eleven to deactivate her Twitter account.
The bullying began with a trolling hashtag, #TakeDownMillieBobbyBrown, that is basically just a bunch of people fabricating absurd stories about the actress either saying or doing crude things to people in the LGBTQ+ community. Something she would never do, because she's a vocal supporter of of GLAAD's Together movement. Though the hashtag began as a dark, twisted joke, it's done some real damage.
Tweets like this are downright harmful:
Tweets like this one are just unbelievable:
But someone who doesn't realize this is a sick joke may believe something like this tweet, because, fake new:
Regardless, the hashtag is trending, the teenager deactivated her account on Thursday (June 14), and her fans are PISSED (rightfully so). Here are some reactions:
Others are explaining the origin of the meme, claiming it was made as pure satire to mock people who truly are homophobic and was derived from a troll who ridiculously claimed Millie was prejudice against her for being Muslim:
Even if this last point was the true origin of the meme, people need to understand that the internet is a dangerous place these days and when these hurtful memes start circulating without context, there will be people who truly believe the poor girl is homophobic. And that is not okay.