Alim Kheraj
August 01, 2017 4:52 am
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Being a celebrity in the age of social media comes with a unique set of problems, but online trolls especially can make life pretty hard. That’s why Madison Beer has decided to stand up to bullies.

Beer, who recently cleared up those Brooklyn Beckham dating rumors, dropped by Elvis Duran and the Morning Show to talk about her career and her life, including just how much online abuse she has to deal with.

“I deal with this every day; I wake up and have been told to kill myself like 30 times already; it’s crazy!” she revealed. “It’s definitely what comes with it, and a lot of people say, ‘Yeah, but this is what you signed up for.'”

The 18-year-old YouTuber and musician, who was discovered by Justin Bieber on YouTube back in 2012, said that she felt it was a shame that she couldn’t realize her dream of becoming a singer without being subjected to vitriol online.

“It shouldn’t come along with me making music and following my dreams. It’s upsetting those two go hand-in-hand now because of social media,” she said.

Given her young fanbase, Madison Beer said that she’s trying to show her fans that it’s possible to overcome bullying.

One way that she’s doing this, she says, is by standing up to them.

“I think a lot of people would say ignore it, move on, and don’t pay any attention to it,” she said. “But, I always think it’s OK to stand up for yourself. You shouldn’t have to ignore things or brush things under the rug.”

Watch the full interview below.

This isn’t the first time that Beer has addressed bullying. Earlier this year, the star hit back at trolls after the paparazzi captured a moment when she had some period leakage while wearing a white bikini.

The singer took to Instagram in that instance to call people mocking her “ignorant, ridiculous, and immature” (and right she was).

We’re so proud of Madison Beer to speaking out and for addressing this issue. Online bullying is a real problem, and not something that anyone — celebrity or otherwise — should have to go through. We’re glad to see the young star leading by example and addressing the problem head on.

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