If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t project your bigoted views onto Millie Bobby Brown.
Days following her exit from Twitter after she was turned into a revolting homophobic meme, the Stranger Things star used her acceptance speech at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards to strike down the rise of online bullying.
The 14-year-old actress wasn’t at the show due to a split kneecap, but she shared some healing words after winning best performance in a show for the second year in a row.
She told the crowd via video message:
“I want you to know how grateful I am to those that support me. Since I know there are many young people watching this, and even to the adults too, they could probably use the reminder that I was taught â€” that if you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say it. There should be no space in this world for bullying, and I’m not going to tolerate it and either should any of you. If you need a reminder of how worthy you are, and to rise above the hate, message me on Instagram.”
Love the enthusiasm, Eleven!
But there has to be a better answer to online bullying than deleting one’s account.
[Image via FayesVision/WENN.]