Millie Bobby Brown has a message for trolls and bullies across the internet: if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.
Although she couldn’t attend the MTV Movie & TV Awards due to a minor knee injury, Brown gifted the audience with a pre-recorded acceptance speech for her role as Eleven on the hit Netflix show Stranger Things. In addition to thanking her crew and fellow cast members, Brown used part of her speech to address internet bullying.
“Since I know there are many young people watching this—and even for the adults—they could probably use the reminder that I was taught. If you don’t have anything nice to say, just don’t say it,” she said. “There should be no space in this world for bullying, and I’m not going to tolerate it, and neither should any of you. If you need a reminder of how worthy you are and to rise above the hate, message me on Instagram.”
MBB was recently the target of online bullying when some people decided, for whatever reason, to turn her Snapchat posts into homophobic memes. The 14-year-old actress disappeared from Twitter after the memes, which falsely attribute homophobic quotes to Brown, attached to the hashtag #TakeDownMillieBobbyBrown began circulating.
Brown hasn't returned to Twitter, but it's good to know that the young actress is not here for all the hate. Catch the young star on Instagram.