The ‘Black Like Me’ singer declares in an interview that she will not tolerate any kind of online bullying because ‘people need to know that this is happening.’
AceShowbiz -Like any other celebrities, Mickey Guyton is not immune to online hate. The “Better Than You Left Me” singer has called out racist cyberbullies while promoting her partnership with 3M’s School Zone Safety initiative.
In her interview with PEOPLE, Mickey shared that people had been getting away with being racist for a long time. “You could be racist and move on with your life. And my thinking is we have to call this out,” she stated, “This is bullying. This is something that we were taught when we were 5 that you don’t do. And you have grown individuals and adults bullying people and saying these horrible things behind their computers.”
The “Black Like Me” singer tried to put a stop to cyberbullying by sharing racist posts she received on her Instagram account. She told the outlet that exposing hateful remark was not to gain sympathy, “I’m not looking for [sympathy] at all. I sleep very well at night.” She noted that “people need to know that this is happening.”
Mickey further added that no reasons could justify online harassment. “I don’t care who you are, where you’re from, what color of your skin,” she expressed, “It has to stop.”
Mickey then sarcastically said that she “will gladly give [the bullies] the platform” to “blatantly show their racism” to her. She continued, “They can show off their bullying and hate and racism. It could be shown to all the world to see, and it stays there.”
Unfortunately, being a target of online bullying is one of the price of fame Mickey has to pay, as she is surely climbing her way to the top. After the release of her debut album “Remember Her Name” in 2021, she became a four-time Grammy nominee. She also received the honor to perform the national anthem at the Superbowl in February.
The country singer acknowledged that “it took a lot of things” for her to get noticed. She divulged further, “It took me really being comfortable with who I am. That was something that I wasn’t comfortable with for a while. Being one of the few [black people] in a predominantly white space, I felt like I needed to alter and change who I am in order to fit in.” She concluded as saying, “I realized exactly who I am is enough. And it started with that.”
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