Sky Ferreira Speaks Out Against Online Misogyny

By Tom Breihan / March 5, 2014

People talk a lot of shit about Sky Ferreira online. If you want examples, you won’t have to look far; just check the comments on our posts about when she revealed her topless Night Time, My Time cover art or when she was arrested for drugs. And if some of those comments were questionable, it’s no surprise that other people online have been harassing or straight-up abusing Ferreira; it is, after all, the way of the internet. And in a new post on her Facebook page, Ferreira makes a plain and direct statement about the sort of nonsense she should not have to deal with. Read it 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 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. <33333

PS: Sorry for the typos

(via Ferreira’s Facebook)

Real talk.