There has been a backlash against the meme, especially since Brown deleted her account, with one user writing that "pretending millie bobby brown, a literal child, is a violent homophobe for memes is f**king disgusting and not amusing at all".
Many have pointed out that Brown, who was one of the first recipients of MTV's gender-neutral awards previous year, has always been a vocal supporter of LGBT rights.More news: Trials Rising Announced for February 2019, Closed Beta Sign Ups Open Soon
The trolls posted the frightful memes during Pride month, and one of the completely fake Photoshopped images took off and got wide circulation.
Brown will return to play Eleven in the upcoming third season of Netflix's Stranger Things. Also, in the same year, she wore an LGBT pin to the MTV Awards. To make up these wildly false memes and stories about her is especially heinous. (For those who are already missing Millie online, that account is still up and running.) She's not the first female actress to defect from social media: Leslie Jones, Daisy Ridley, and, most recently, Kelly Marie Tran of Star Wars, have all left due to various forms of online harassment. In the viral image, Brown and Sartorius stood atop a lifeguard stand on a moonlight beach where they shared a sweet kiss.More news: Actor Sylvester Stallone under investigation for sexual assault
The hashtag, #TakeDownMillieBobbyBrown, began surfacing again this month as well.
The reason behind the memes remains unclear, though several Twitter users have claimed they originated as an inside joke for LGBT tweeters.More news: Volvo launches Polestar Engineered performance pack