Millie Bobby Brown, 14, deactivated her Twitter account after being besieged by posts using the hashtag #takedownmilliebobbybrown. Like Star Wars star Daisy Ridley and Kelly Marie Tran, who also left social media after being harassed by overzealous fans, the Stranger Things actress was bullied off Twitter.
While the Stranger Things star missed the event due to a knee injury, she sent along a video message to accept her award for Best Performance in a Show. In the message, Brown thanked her fans for their support and talked about how playing Eleven has “changed my life in the most incredible ways.” She also spoke out against her haters, who made her the subject of homophobic memes last week.
“Finally, 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: 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,” she said with a wink. Brown has disabled the ability for followers to comment on her posts on the social network.
Watch the video below to see her full speech.