#TakeDownMillieBobbyBrown Is Trending On Twitter And It’s Actually Disgusting
22 November 2017, 14:06 | Updated: 22 November 2017, 14:10
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.
millie bobby brown— classique fagguette (@thotatella) November 19, 2017
┓┓┓┓┓┃LGBTQ+ and minorities
H E L L#TakeDownMillieBobbyBrown
Last week at ToysRUs, I was playing with the new hijabi barbie when Millie walked towards me, took the doll and slapped me across the face with it. She proceeded to throw bacon at me screaming "go back to islam". Now, I'm diagnosed with PTSD and anxiety #TakeDownMillieBobbyBrown— Lydia (@signofthecure_) November 18, 2017
me and my autistic brother were playing in the park where out of nowhere Milly came and spit on my brothers face and said “get fucked retard” I’ve never been so ashamed #TakeDownMillieBobbyBrown— Ś (@Stelldelrey) November 18, 2017
I always looked up to Millie Bobby Brown but when I heard rumors of her being homophobic it broke my heart😢😔 I DMed her to see if it was false and her response confirmed her homophobia😭😭 #TakeDownMillieBobbyBrown pic.twitter.com/HXtmNxC8sP— Millie Bobby Bae Fanz💖 (@MissyoumostMimi) November 20, 2017
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.
do you all realise how much of an impact this could have on a 13 years old young woman? are you out of ur fucking minds? all of you. even the ones only joking around. bullying is not okay, not even when it’s over a goddamn computer screen. its dangerous. #TakeDownMillieBobbyBrown— ً (@FINNSHAlR) November 18, 2017
even though this hashtag is a "joke" where you post fake stories of Millie, let me tell you that IT ISNT FUNNY. #TakeDownMillieBobbyBrown— arianne (@upsidedownderry) November 18, 2017
I dont care if its a joke or not its straight up disrespect now im just assumed in the earth that we have people who would make up stories about a 13 year old and then think its ok to call it a joke........— imogen (@Imy_Sky_Bee) November 19, 2017
You guys have nothing more to do or what? Seriously You guys have to invent things from a 13-year-old girl and sorry but we all know that it's fake #TakeDownMillieBobbyBrown pic.twitter.com/vDRc5AlM34— Pía loves millie (@hotlingmillie) November 18, 2017
To all the people trending #TakeDownMillieBobbyBrown#MillieBobbyBrownIsOverParty, go get a life. Stop sharing fake stories. She's just a 13 year old yet mature than y'all! Remember you're hating on a person who's trying to be the best her & spreading positivity and love! pic.twitter.com/u7MaXJPypH— Nupur (@1D_Styles_Payno) November 18, 2017
"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.