Well, it looks like the Internet [and maybe humanity] has reached a new low. Mere days after Star Wars actress Kelly Marie Tran was cyber-bullied into removing all her Instagram posts, Emmy-nominated Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown, 14, has deleted her Twitter in the wake of a bizarre and really sick string of harassment, including homophobic memes.
Disturbed minds in the dark corners of the universe have been spreading memes and Twitter stories with outrageously slanderous [FALSE] information about the actress, and the hashtag #TakeMillieBobbyBrownDown was tossed around.
Many of the misleading memes and tweets insinuated Brown is homophobic. We aren’t sharing links or screen caps or anything of these because, again, there is absolutely no evidence to support any of them.
There is myriad evidence to suggest they’re all bogus though. Brown has repeatedly spoken in support of GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), and against bullying.
As if fake news, “fake news,” and cowardly cyber-terror weren’t enough of a problem already. This should be a firm reminder to always be really, really careful about what you read on the Internet. Always check the source. I
Though Brown’s main Twitter handle has been removed, her verified handle @MillieStopsHate is still active.
Any and all reasonable human beings should be in Millie’s corner. This is a 14-year-old girl, and she’s the victim of some truly disturbing cyber attacks. If any of this was ever intended to be a joke, it couldn't be less funny.
We’ll conclude with some tweets about the whole ordeal that actually make some sense:
For more information: http://www.newsweek.com/millie-bobby-brown-cyberbullied-twitter-delete-978064