Millie Bobby Brown has been getting a lot of hate on social media, so much so that she ended up closing her Twitter account. But now, it looks like the young actress is not really letting the trolls get to her.
The Stranger Things star could not be in attendance at the MTV Movie and TV Awards earlier tonight when she was honored with the Best Performance in a Show award for her portrayal of Eleven on the beloved series but still managed to get her point across.
While delivering her acceptance speech through a video, the 14-year-old seemed to clap back at all the people who thought it would be funny to create a homophobic meme of her!
Brown, who couldn’t be there in person because of a kneecap injury, said: ‘Thank you so much for the support and to all my fans. I really wish I could be there with you all to receive this award but sadly I am stuck here at home in Atlanta recovering from a sports injury, and I am following the doctor’s orders to rest. I want you to know how grateful I am to all those who support me. It is no secret that landing the role of Eleven in Stranger Things has changed my life in the most incredible ways. It has afforded me the chance to work with remarkable people especially the Duffers, Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen, Iain Paterson and Netflix [and] all of the cast members. So I share this award with you.’
She went on to seemingly address the hate she’s been getting: ‘Finally, since I know there are many young people watching this, and even to the adults, who could probably use the reminder that I was taught – if you do not have anything nice to say, just don’t say it.’
‘There should be no space in this world for bullying, and I am not going to tolerate this and neither should you. If you need a reminder of how worthy you really are and to rise above all the hate, message me on Instagram.’ Wise words!