Being a young and famous pop star might seem like it’s all rainbows and butterflies, but there are also some serious cons like online bullying. Sky Ferreira, who’s currently on tour with Miley Cyrus, knows these cons all to well. The young pop star has had it with online bullies and today she revealed her concerns.
In a Facebook post, Ferreira said that she was “exhausted of (more than some) people telling [her] how [she] should look or be if [she] want to be a “pop star” & how they think it’s okay to say vile & (sexually) abusive shit to [her] on a daily basis over the internet.” Ferreira went on to say:
“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,” Ferreira continues. “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. Use the internet as a way to connect with others & LEARN. Show & spread compassion.”
Last year, Ferreira and her boyfriend Zachary Cole Smith of the band DIIV were stopped by police in New York and discovered in possession of ecstasy tablets and heroin. Ferreira told Billboard, “I know for a fact I’m not a drug addict. That’s all I really have to say about it.”
Though Ferreira’s personal life may be getting nitpicked on the internet, her musical career seems to be going pretty great. Her debut album Night Time, My Time has sold 25,000 copies since its release last October, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The singer has been supporting the album as an opener on Miley Cyrus’ Bangerz tour.
Check out her video for “You’re Not The One.”
Do you agree with Sky Ferreira’s online bullying comment?