#TakeDownMillieBobbyBrown Is Trending On Twitter And It’s Actually Disgusting

22 November 2017, 14:06 | Updated: 22 November 2017, 14:10

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By Katie Louise Smith

This has gone too far.

The level of scrutiny that Millie Bobby Brown is currently under in the media and on the internet is getting out of control. Not *just* her, we know that other young teenage actors exists but for some reason, it's heavier and harsher on her and it doesn't seem to be stopping.

Unfortunately, #TakeDownMillieBobbyBrown started trending a few days ago with "fans" sharing untrue and completely vile made up stories about interactions they've had with Millie in the past.

It's unclear why the hashtag started, but the general consensus is that the whole thing is meant to be joke because OBVIOUSLY, Millie wouldn't ever say or do these things. But ummmm, here's the thing: it's not actually funny in the slightest and it's gone way too far.


The "jokes" range from absolutely unacceptable racial slurs, references to ISIS terrorist attacks, homophobic slurs, body shaming comments and derogatory terms for people with mental and physical disabilities that no one should even be fucking typing on the internet in the first place, let alone making a joke at the expense of someone else's reputation.

"Fans" have also photoshopped Millie into various situations including one of her on the red carpet wearing a Nazi officers cap and swastika armband. Yes, we can see with our own eyes that it's not real. But it's not even remotely funny either.

Here are some of the tweets in the hashtag, and be warned: the use of language is disgusting.

While the made up stories are clearly not true, the extent to which these people have gone to manipulate screenshots, tweets and texts from "Millie" is unacceptable.

Actual fans of Millie are calling out everyone posting "memes" on the hashtag, pointing out that what they're doing is actually some twisted form of bullying. Not to mention that the influx of tweets on the hashtag (including some with hundreds of retweets that have her @ handle tagged in) could have an impact on the teenager were she to ever read them.

"It's a joke but ok," is not actually a good enough excuse for this one, I'm afraid. The original account that started the hashtag has now been suspended and the rest of you should probably reconsider the racist and homophobic slurs you're throwing around at the expense of a 13-year-old girl - joke or not.

Millie has not officially responded to the hashtag but there are a few tweets that have been liked by the person running her account. To be honest, we hope she never reads them.


H/T Babe