Sky Ferreira Decries Online Bullying, Defends Justin Bieber's Privacy
"Treating people like shit because you feel like shit doesn't help anyone," says the "Night Time, My Time" singer.
Sky Ferreira blasts online bullies in a new Facebook post, defending herself against those who have anonymously criticized her "pop star" appearance and have been "constantly harassing" her. In a separate post, Ferreira wondered aloud why the Miami Police Department is trying to "humiliate" Justin Bieber following the male pop superstar's DUI arrest.
"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," Ferreira posted to Facebook early Wednesday (Mar. 5). "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."
The "mess" and "drug addict" claims come after Ferreira and boyfriend Zachary Cole Smith of the band DIIV were stopped by police in New York last September and discovered in possession of ecstasy tablets and heroin. During an interview with Billboard weeks later, Ferreira said of the incident, "I know for a fact I'm not a drug addict. That's all I really have to say about it."
"Night Time, My Time," Ferreira's acclaimed debut album, 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, and also on Wednesday morning, Ferreira took to Twitter to defend another controversial pop artist: Justin Bieber.
"Why is Miami Police Department releasing surveillance videos of Justin Bieber's arrest (including his private parts)? What is the point?" she wrote, quickly adding, "To humiliate him & invade his privacy?"