Millie Bobby Brown shames cyber bullies at MTV Awards

Toby Graves
June 20, 2018

"Kid, I love you more than anything in the world".

Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown tackled online bullies face on as she sent a video message to the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards to accept the gong for Best Performance in a Show.

She also appeared in a "Black Panther"-related skit with her "Girls Trip" co-stars Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith, which saw Tiffany lament not getting paid for their movie, while the others admitted they had received "dumb money", before dancing to TLC's "Waterfalls". During her acceptance speech, the 14-year-old actress seemingly called out the people who created and shared homophobic memes of her over the past few weeks, causing her to deactivate her Twitter account.

Stranger Things also dominated the awards held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, which was hosted by Tiffany Haddish. I think she slipped, it wasn't on set, but she fractured her knee.

As you'd expect, Boseman was asked about Avengers 4 at the MTV Awards ceremony, though he played coy for much of the interview, neither confirming nor denying whether he'd read a script for Avengers 4 or if he could even be in such a film, given that T'Challa was snapped out of existence. Barr, perhaps infamously, got her namesake show Roseanne canceled by ABC because of her racist, offensive tweets, specifically one where she compared former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett to an ape.

Chadwick Boseman honored Waffle House hero James Shaw Jr. "I didn't prepare nothing for this part", she said. "So I just want to acknowledge somebody that's here today, James Shaw Jr", Boseman said, as the audience gave him a standing ovation. "God bless you, man".

The film was the first Marvel film to feature a black lead, and has since become the highest-grossing film with an African-American director. "You can live your dreams and kiss the one that you love, no matter what gender they are. You can live your dreams and believe in magic".

Actress and writer Lena Waithe, who a year ago became the first black woman to win a screenwriting Emmy and who is also gay, was awarded the Trailblazer trophy.

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