Sometimes social media can suck.
Between the inevitable troll encounters and wildly offensive memes, it can often seem like these online platforms are becoming increasingly divisive and hateful. So it should come as no surprise that many people have decided to abandon these networking services in an attempt to avoid all the negativity. Comedian Leslie Jones left Twitter in 2016 after she was bombarded with racist tweets; Star Wars: The Last Jedi actress Kelly Marie Tran recently cleared out her Instagram page after her posts were flooded with racists and sexist comments; and now, Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown has reportedly stepped away from Twitter after her image was used in a series of anti-gay tweets.
As pointed out by Deadline, Brown’s official Twitter page, @Milliebbrown, was no longer active as of Wednesday. Though the 14-year-old actress didn’t provide an explanation for her Twitter disappearance, many fans suspected it was due to the countless memes that depicted her as a homophobe.
Apparently, there is a disturbing trend on the Internet which people falsely attribute homophobic quotes to Brown by Photoshopping offensive captions over her photos—usually selfies she posted on social media. These memes have been posted along with the hashtag #TakeDownMillieBobbyBrown.