Summer Walker Calls Out Critics For Saying Her Social Anxiety Is Just 'An Act'

Summer Walker
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Summer Walker photographed on Sept. 19, 2019 at The Urban Jungle Studio in Los Angeles.

Summer Walker took home best new artist honors at the 2019 Soul Train Music Awards over the weekend (Nov. 17). After keeping her acceptance speech very short, as she suffers from severe social anxiety, Walker was met with some criticism by viewers in her comments who didn't believe her disorder to be legit. 

"You know, the scariest s--t I’ve been witnessing is that most of the women leaving negative comments like 'it’s an act,' 'I don’t have the right to act like this b/c I’m famous, bitch you slow' or just flat out making fun of me for being vulnerable," she wrote in response on Monday (Nov. 18) to Instagram. 

Walker then admitted it made her sad to see that some of these same people would be or already are parents to kids possibly suffering from mental health issues, but they refuse to acknowledge its legitimacy.

"It makes me feel soo bad cause it’s clear that if the children are developing or struggling with any type of mental disorder such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, it’ll be brushed to the side and will never receive any treatment because it’ll just be 'an act,'" she continued.

Check out Summer's post and her speech below. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1. bareface & beautiful 2.you know the scariest shit I’ve been witnessing is that most of the women leaving negative comments like “it’s an act” , “I don’t have the right to act like this b/c I’m famous, “bitch you slow” or just flat out making fun of me for being vulnerable. HAVE CHILDREN, these women have children. It makes me feel soo bad cause it’s clear that if the children are developing or struggling with any type of mental disorder such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, it’ll be brushed to the side and will never receive any treatment because it’ll just be “an act”. These parents are probably so ignorant that instead of reading up on symptoms they just whoop the child ----‍?? sad, my shit started at 6 so yes kids have it to.

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------------ omfg wow I’m adorable

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