March 5, 2014 10:18

Sky Ferreira hits out against online misogyny and abuse in Facebook post

The singer calls for people to report abusive comments

Sky Ferreira hits out against online misogyny and abuse in Facebook post

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Sky Ferreira has hit out against online misogyny and abusive comments.

Writing on her Facebook page, the singer said that she finds the daily abuse she receives from people on the internet exhausting and urged more people to come forward when they see abusive comments being posted.

"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," the post reads. "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."

She added: "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"

Read the full post on Sky Ferreira's Facebook page here.

Sky Ferreira's debut album 'Night Time, My Time' will be released in the UK on March 17 after being released in the US last year.

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