As much as we LOVE social media, it seems like we can’t stop getting reminders of what a horrible place it can be.
Between rampant Nazis and Russian propaganda bots, Twitter in particular is becoming harder and harder to defend.
And now one of the brightest, most compassionate voices has been driven off.
In case you were lucky enough not to have heard of this by now, Millie Bobby Brown has been the target of a senseless campaign of hate — presumably because of her status as an outspoken LGBT ally and anti-bullying advocate.
Specifically, starting last November — and really ramping up during this year’s Pride Month — trolls have been sharing a meme using the Stranger Things star’s social media pics doctored with homophobic statements:
Well, it apparently got to be too much.
As of this writing, the Twitter account @MillieBBrown has been deleted.
Her other account, @MillieStopsHate — the one specifically dedicated to anti-bullying tweets — is still up for now, though she hasn’t tweeted on it since December.
TWITTER! GET THE HINT! IF YOU DON’T GET RID OF ALL THE HATE, YOU’RE GOING TO LOSE THE REST OF US!
Don’t think it can happen, @Jack? Go visit MySpace.com some time.