Millie Bobby Brown Quits Twitter Over Antigay Memes
Actress Millie Bobby Brown – millennials’ new sensation – who plays Eleven in Netflix’s famous series ‘Stranger Things’, has been the latest target of internet trolls. Users photoshopped her images, turning them into a homophobic meme. And, she is just 14-year-old!
The negative impact of social media sites is haunting the teen Stranger Things star. Like most people her age, Brown is active on Twitter and Instagram. It appears that the actress had to leave the social media platform following reactions to her homophobic meme. This forced her to quit Twitter.
One user even made a fake account, tweeting:
today, i went to target. i am blind and gay. i was walking around with my pride shirt when millie bobby brown came up to me. she said “kill all fags and spit in my mouth” and broke both of my legs. i am now unable to walk ever again.#TakeDownMillieBobbyBrown
— maya (@dirtaiy) June 9, 2018
The new trend of photoshopping gives one the power to misuse it and now Brown is facing this horrendous situation with her fake anti-gay images all over the internet. The hashtag #TakeDownMillieBobbyBrown is now trending.
In one of the memes, a picture of Brown was posted above the text: “Just got this car. It’s pride month hoping to hit a few f****ts today”.
— ???? ♥ (@kobychill) February 18, 2018
the fact that gay twitter has collectively agreed to portray millie bobby brown as a raging homophobe is one of the funniest things on earth
— ｊａｒｏｄ (@jarodzsz) June 7, 2018
The Millie Bobby Brown memes are to be enjoyed by the gays only
hets don’t interact
— ⭐️ LADY GAGA MOVIE ⭐️ (@AUTOAMERlCAN) June 11, 2018
Those of you don’t know, Brown is an active supporter of gay rights. She also advocates anti-bullying issues openly. Last year, she was seen wearing an LGBT pin to the MTV awards, supporting the cause. Her other Twitter account @Milliestopshate was created in a bid to stop bullying, mostly cyberbullying.
— Millie Bobby Brown (@Milliestopshate) December 8, 2017
And, some supported her:
pretending millie bobby brown, a literal child, is a violent homophobe for memes is fucking disgusting and not funny at all. You are grown adults, editing photos of her with captions that include the f slur, violence against lgbt community for comedy and it’s fucking gross.
— caa (@zunbarya) June 12, 2018
Brown made the young generation fall in love with her character, Eleven, who adapts to the human world with her superpowers. The sci-fi show made her a household name when she was 12. Born in Spain and having grown up in Bournemouth, England, Brown was nominated for an Emmy Award for her role as telekenetic teenager Eleven in Stranger Things.
Soon to be a big screen star, Brown will make her debut in next year’s Godzilla sequel titled Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
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