After homophobic bullying, 'Stranger Things' star Millie Bobby Brown quits Twitter

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Not only is it bad that the bullies have targeted a child, but Millie is both an active supporter of LGBTQ rights, and she fights to stop bullying.

Brown is set to return as Eleven for the third season of the Netflix series.

Bizarrely, the tweets are not directing anti-gay slurs at the 14-year-old actress.

"Obviously not everyone sees the humor here, particularly thanks to the star being, um, an actual child who herself is clearly unamused by this NSFW fun at her expense".

The meme's recent rise in popularity - after it started out with the hateful hashtag #TakeDownMillieBobbyBrown - has been somewhat ironic, but in general, it has a deeply sinister tone.

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"People getting mad over the millie bobby brown homophobic meme makes me giggle most of these memes were made by the gays so don't worry, susan!" Some Twitter users believe this was meant to be absurd - Brown is too young to even drive and has no history of anti-LGBTQ comments.

Twitter linked numerous memes back to people in the LGBTQ community, further suggesting the posts are dark humor rather than real vitriol.

The move came shortly after the Stranger Things star was the subject of homophobic memes on the social network.

Social media bullying of celebs is not new. SNL cast member Leslie Jones deleted her Twitter account in 2016 as a result of racist memes. And sadly, it's just the latest example of someone being forced to delete their Twitter account over harassment or otherwise personal attacks from complete strangers online. To-date, he has also remained mum about Brown's Twitter exodus.

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