Millie Bobby Brown speaks out after leaving Twitter following anti-gay abuse

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The star of Netflix's Stranger Things deleted her account after a meme spread which depicted her as a murderous homophobe. Brown is a supporter of LGBTQ rights and an anti-bullying advocate; she publicly displayed a GLAAD Together movement pin to the MTV Movie and TV awards a year ago.

Leslie Jones left Twitter in 2016 as a result of racist Twitter memes and another Star Wars actress, Daisy Ridley, quit Instagram after receiving backlash from an anti-gun post.

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.

User @thelovelesscIub wrote: 'i think y'all aren't getting the point of the millie bobby brown meme? It's not a phobia.

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After people made fake and nasty homophobic memes featuring the 14-year-old Stranger Things star is saying goodbye to Twitter.

Millie has also disabled the comments on her Instagram account, which she posts to frequently. Instead, they're falsely accusing her of violent homophobia.

The meme-generators generally take various selfies and photos of Brown, and add homophobic statements and slurs.

TooFab has reached out to Brown's reps for comment, but has yet to hear back.

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