Anyone who spends time on Twitter has probably seen a nasty tweet (or five) about Sky Ferreira—just take a look at this Sky Ferreira fan fiction account. But the "Rancid Girl" singer says her online hate goes further than parody.
In a Facebook post, Ferreira said she is "exhausted" by haters telling her "how I should look or be if I want to be a 'pop star.'" She refuted claims that she's a "drug addict," "slut," "bitch," or a "mess"—words that are too often attached to articles about her—and detailed how abusers have made fun of her past sexual abuse.
But rather than ranting for ranting's sake, the Night Time, My Time star says it's time for us to start reporting and deleting online hate. "I think that's the only way we can start to lower that sort of thing from happening," she argued. "Use the internet as a way to connect with others and LEARN."
Read the full post below:
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 shit 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. I'm not a mess,I'm not a drug addict, I'm not a slut or a bitch. 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 sh-t because you feel like sh-t 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. Use the internet as a way to connect with others & LEARN. Show & spread compassion. <33333
PS: Sorry for the typos