Leaving Social Media: Millie Bobby Brown and Other Celebs Who Deleted Social Media Due to Bullying

Just days after deleting her Twitter account, actress Millie Bobby Brown delivered an impassioned speech against cyberbullying during Monday's MTV Movie and TV Awards.

Brown, 14, who couldn't attend the awards show due to a knee injury, accepted the award for best actor in a show via video, during which she told audience members and viewers, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, just don’t say it.”

“There should be no space in this world for bullying, and I’m not going to tolerate it. And neither should any of you,” Brown added before encouraging viewers to reach out to her if they needed help combating bullies. “If you need a reminder of how worthy you are and to rise above the hate, message me on Instagram,” she said.

Brown reportedly deactivated her Twitter page on Wednesday after becoming the target of several memes. Screenshots of Brown’s Snapchat were altered to include rhetoric accusing Brown of homophobia and racism. After the memes went viral, several users took to Twitter to blast the teenager using the hashtag #TakeDownMillieBobbyBrown.

Brown’s Instagram remains active, though she has disabled users from commenting on her posts.

The Stranger Things star isn’t the only celebrity to respond to cyberbullying by deleting accounts or restricting users’ access to their social media.

In early June, Star Wars: The Last Jedi actress Kelly Marie Tran wiped her Instagram account clean after suffering months of trolling online. Tran, an American actress of Asian descent, played Resistance mechanic Rose Tico in the 2017 film. Her role in the movie sparked a wave of sexist and racist harassment online by fans seemingly aggravated by Star Wars’s diversified casting.

Another Star Wars alum, Daisy Ridley, deleted her social media back in 2016 after she used the hashtag #StopTheViolence in a Facebook post condemning the Orlando, Florida, nightclub shooting that killed 49 people. Ridley's comments and use of the anti-gun hashtag resorted in a severe backlash by those affiliated with the pro-gun community.

Pop stars like Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and Fifth Harmony singer Normani Kordei, among others, have also temporarily deactivated their social media accounts in response to being targets of online hatred.