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Millie Bobby Brown blasts cyber bullies at MTV Awards

Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown spoke about cyber bullying that drove her off Twitter.

tv Updated: Jun 19, 2018 16:13 IST
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Millie Bobby Brown has deleted her Twitter account after users posted memes depicting her as homophobic. The memes featured photos of the 14-year-old with homophobic slurs. It is not clear why she was targeted. Brown has been a supporter of LGBTQ rights and created a secondary Twitter account Milliestopshate last summer that remains active. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown called out online bullies, saying she will never give in to abuse and also urged others to not surrender.

The 14-year-old actor slammed the social media trolls as she accepted the Best Performance in a Show for the Netflix series for a consecutive second year.

“I want you to know how grateful I am to those that support me. Since I know there are many young people watching this, and even to the adults too, they could probably use the reminder that I was taught - that if you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say it.

“There should be no space in this world for bullying, and I’m not going to tolerate it and either should any of you. If you need a reminder of how worthy you are, and to rise above the hate, message me on Instagram,” Brown said in a pretaped video message as she could not attend the show due to a broken kneecap.

This is the first time the actor has addressed cyber bullying after she quit social media, barely a week ago.

The actor left the platform after various memes surfaced online depicting her as a homophobe.

In the past, Star Wars: The Last Jedi actors Kelly Marie Tran and Daisy Ridley also were subjected to online trolling.

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First Published: Jun 19, 2018 15:23 IST