Millie Bobby Brown Deletes Twitter After Trolls Spread Homophobic Memes

Stranger Things child star Millie Bobby Brown has deleted her Twitter account after she found herself at the centre of a homophobic meme.

The 14-year-old British actress has removed herself from the social media platform after users began photoshopping posts taken from her Snapchat and posting them with homophobic and racist slurs written on top of the image.

The hashtag #takedownmilliebobbybrown began to circulate among alt-right accounts and among internet trolls.

The joke was meant to contrast the clean-cut, wholesome nature of Millie Bobby Brown's work and image with the offensive texts, though given that Brown is a 14-year-old child, the joke has fallen flat.

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One user on Twitter wrote: "Uh am I really seeing a 'meme' of made up images of Millie Bobby Brown being 'violently homophobic'? If you think that's funny and not wildly offensive then please unfollow me now."

Another added: "Unpopular opinion but i don't find the Millie Bobby Brown meme funny at all? She's a child leave her alone you know ppl are going to take it seriously and come @ her."

Brown has actually been a long-term and outspoken ally of LGBTQ+ communities and has also led campaigns against bullying.

Her anti-bullying Twitter account, @Milliestopshate, remains active on the social media platform.

Brown is not the first young female celebrity to be driven from social media by a concerted campaign of bullying.

Recently, Star Wars star Kelly Marie Tran deleted all of her images from Instagram after a backlash of trolls sent her barrages of abuse, some of it racist.

Tran is the first Asian descent lead character in Star Wars and the first lead female character to be played by a non-white actress.

"Star Wars world has been both an honour and a responsibility. I feel so overwhelmed," she told Variety at the premiere for The Last Jedi back in December.

"A lot of Star Wars fans who are specifically Asian never had a character they could dress up like, or they would and people would always call them 'Asian Rey' or 'Asian fill-in-the-blank'.

"I get very emotional when I see people who are able to identify with this character. That means a lot to me and I don't think it will ever get old."

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