Wednesday, March 5, 2014 2:35pm ET by Newsdesk
Sky Ferreira: 'People say vile and abusive s**t to me on a daily basis online'
Singer Sky Ferreira has revealed that she's had enough of being targeted online by people just because she's not a stereotypical pop star.
Writing on her Facebook page about the abuse she has received recently, she explained that strangers write "vile" things to her on the Internet and slam her for how she looks and dresses:
"I’m exhausted of (more than some) people telling me how I should look or be if I want to be a ‘pop star’ & how they think it’s okay to say vile & (sexually) abusive s**t to me on a daily basis over the internet. I’m not only writing about myself... because almost every person has to deal with this. It’s a shame because I now feel like I can’t connect or directly speak with true fans.”
Ferreira added that she also had a run in with someone who had previously made fun of her for something incredibly personal and was accused of being homophobic after the incident:
“I recently blocked someone because they were constantly harassing me & making fun of sexual abuse that happened in my past ... Which I’ve publicly spoken about to hopefully help others. They came to one of my shows & my friend confronted the person. We were accused of being homophobic after. Which is absolutely insane because my friends, my family & a majority of my fans are homosexual. Sexuality, gender, race & age are irrelevant to me. As it should be for everyone by now. Treating people like shit because you feel like shit doesn’t help anyone. If you see hateful/disgusting/abusive comments, please start reporting it or deleting it. I think that’s the only way we can start to lower that sort of thing from happening.”
Her debut album, 'Night Time, My Time', is due to be released in the UK on March 17.
Watch her music video for 'You're Not The One' here:
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