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Millie Bobby Brown leaves Twitter over anti-gay meme

IANS  |  Los Angeles 

"Stranger Things" star Bobby Brown has deleted her account after becoming a subject of homophobic memes.

This comes days after forced "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" off

The 14-year-old star deleted her account after the hashtag "#TakeDownMillieBobbyBrown" gained momentum. According to TheWrap, the tag first appeared in November but resurfaced in June to coincide with Pride Month, reports

have been taking various selfies and media she posted on the account and photoshopping them with crude and homophobic captions designed to make the star, who is pro-LGBTQ, seem to be violently against homosexuality.

As notes, the star wore a pin to this year to support the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation's "Together" movement.

In one image of the star sitting in a car, a caption was doctored to read: "Just got this car. It's pride month hoping to hit a few fa****s today."

A similar image of her was captioned, "just ran over a homo xoxo beep beep b****."

Another photograph showed the star simply posing with a cup of coffee with a doctored caption reading: "Just bought myself a piping hot coffee to throw on a fa****."

Ironically, Brown's secondary account, @Milliestopshate, which was designed to be a place to share positivity and end cyberbullying, is still active. Her and pages remain active as well.



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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 14:12 IST