Millie Bobby Brown Talks About Bullying During MTV Movie & TV Awards
Ever since Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown decided to delete her Twitter account due to online bullying, people have been wondering when the young star would make a comment on it. Last night during her acceptance speech for Best Performance for her role in Stranger Things she finally broke her silence, but not in the expected way, and not directly on the incident.
Brown didn’t make an appearance at the ceremony in person, but when she won her award a taped acceptance speech came on the air where she thanked her cast mates, as well as the creators of Stranger Thing. She then went on to talk about bullying.
“Since I know there are many young people watching this — and even for the adults — they could probably use the reminder that I was taught. If you don’t have anything nice to say, just don’t say it,” Brown said. “There should be no space in this world for bullying, and I’m not going to tolerate it, and neither should any of you. If you need a reminder of how worthy you are and to rise above the hate, message me on Instagram.”
For the past several months Brown had been bullied online by people using the hashtag #TakeDownMillieBobbyBrown. The reason behind is all is due to several images of her being altered to make it appear as if she were homophobic. The Hashtag started appearing in November, and recently started appearing once again. Enough was enough for Brown, and she decided that instead of putting up with it any longer she would delete her Twitter account altogether. It’s unknown if she will return to the social media giant, but for the time being she’s gone quiet.