The Stranger Things actress deleted her account on Wednesday after becoming the target of a wave of satirically homophobic memes.
The meme-generators generally take various selfies and photos of Brown, and add homophobic statements and slurs.
The actress, who was one of the first recipients of MTV's gender-neutral award past year, is a vocal anti-bullying advocate and LGBT rights supporter who has publicly voiced her support for GLAAD's Together movement as well as Parkland shooting survivors. It still isn't entirely clear where the meme originated, although Variety and The Wrap report that the memes have been attributed to members of the LGBT community as an "inside joke" on the social platform.
Millie has been vocal about supporting LGBTQ rights since soaring into the spotlight via her Netflix series. Sartorius has not commented on social media about Brown's account deletion.
The memes depicted the actress saying homophobic quotes and have been removed by Twitter in the wake of the incident.
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