TO CELEBRATE ESMART’s ESAFETY WEEK SEPT 7 – 11 ,
HERE ARE THREE CELEBRITY CYBERBULLYING STORIES.
Adele: After she gave birth to a baby boy, she received death threats and insults, rather than congratulations. People joked about her weight and some joked that the baby was born fat and handicapped. One person even Tweeted “Just murder it already, LOL”. Naturally Adele’s fans stood by her through this period of disgusting behavior. Lorde After the release of “Royals”,
Lorde: Lorde and her boyfriend were targeted in racist comments on social media. She opened up about this in an issue of Rolling Stone, saying that she was affected by these comments but she didn’t reply to them.
50 Cent: Last year 50 Cent talked about all his past experiences with cyberbullying, such as abuse, racist comments and just insults in general. He said “When you’re a public figure, you’re public property for them to say these things to you.” He has since put these comments behind him.
ARTICLE BY ARNIKA BS 7.1