Cher Lloyd hits back at cyber bullies
'Swagger Jagger' hitmaker Cher Lloyd is the latest singer to speak out against the detrimental results of bullying.
Her comments, which come just a week after Lady Gaga called to put an end to the "hate crime" and vowed to meet with President Obama, are directed at the general public and perhaps more specifically at users of social media sites.
Talking to BBC's Newsbeat, Lloyd explained:
"It's one thing writing to me. I'm getting stronger with this stuff, I can take it on the chin but there are girls out there and boys out there that can't take that. And I'm worried about something happening to a young person."
She admitted that most of the bullying she's experienced personally has come from internet sites such as Twitter and Facebook, and added:
"It's strange because I think, would these people be big enough and strong enough to come up to me and say these hurtful things? Because I've got the idea that they actually wouldn't. They would never, ever say that to my face."
"If I get a nasty tweet, or if someone shouts at me in the street that's really disrespectful to me or my family, I kind of wait until I go home. You shut the door and then you can have a cry about it. No-one needs to know."
The songstress also feels that nothing is being done to help stop it once and for all and thinks that a bigger power - like the government - really needs to step in:
"It disgusts me that online bullying - nobody really cares about it. No-one has made a big enough impact to stop these people. I'd definitely like to see more done about it. I kind of think it's the government."
Watch a recent interview with Lloyd here:
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