Social media can be a rough place at the best times, particularly for folks who are in the public eye.
Many celebs have discussed how social media harassment has affected their lives, with several of them even stating that online comments have negatively impacted their personal life and mental health.
Judging from some of the negative comments online, there are some people who believe that because celebrities have many perks in their lives, they should not mind the negative criticism that goes along with the job.
Of course, everyone is entitled to an opinion, but before social media that opinion wasn’t targeted at the person in question’s smartphone twenty-four hours per day, seven days a week.
Social media has given negative commenters the opportunity to interact with the social media accounts of people in the public eye at any point throughout the day.
There are many celebrities who have left social media platforms because they simply could not tolerate a stream of negativity being directed their way.
Millie Bobby Brown is one celeb who has left Twitter. The actress who plays Thirteen on the hit Netflix series, Stranger Things has quit the platform, after a slew of online harassment, which she reacted to in her response to her haters at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV awards.
She said: “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. 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 added as an ‘in-joke’, as Brown has disabled comments on the social Network.
The actress left the platform after she featured in a homophobic meme.
Millie Bobby Brown isn’t the only actress to suffer online harassment as of late, with Star Wars’ actress Kelly Marie Tran deleting all of her Instagram posts after what the Star Wars Facts website claims as bullying days after Star Wars: The Last Jedi hit theaters.