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Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown deletes Twitter after becoming a homophobic meme

The Stranger Things address deleted her social media account after users started posting fake stories of her using homophobic slurs

Millie Bobby Brown speaking at 2017 San Diego Comic Con — Photo: Gage Skidmore / Flickr

Millie Bobby Brown has deleted Twitter after she was turned into a homophobic meme.

Known for her role as Eleven in Netflix’s Stranger Things, the 14-year-old actress became the subject of a Twitter meme under the hashtag #takedownmilliebobbybrown. Users posted fake stories suggesting Brown used homophobic slurs in encounters with the actress.

It appears that most, if not all, of the memes are failed attempts at satire. The memes also fly in the face of fact, as Brown has previously supported GLAAD’s Together movement and has spoken up in support of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students.

The prevalence of the memes has caused Brown to deactivate her Twitter account. Many Twitter users have criticized those who participated in the meme, calling it “bullying.”

Adding a bizarre twist to the story, the memes are being shared by LGBTQ Twitter users as well as others.

Many of the memes included images edited with text that was claimed to have been said by Brown. Below are a few examples, which include homophobic slurs.

As of writing, Brown’s Instagram is still active and has not been deleted.