Lily Allen was bullied online for her mental health and stillbirth of her son, and that is not okay
Just because her music is upbeat and whimsical, that doesn’t mean Lily Allen doesn’t experience hurt and pain like the rest of us. The British singer has always been outspoken with her opinions and she doesn’t shy away from talking about her past. Instead of catering to people’s unrealistic expectations, Lily speaks honestly about what she believes in, and we so admire that.
When she recently opened up on Twitter about her mental health, though, she was met with so much hatred that she felt it was necessary to temporarily remove herself from social media. It all began when she spoke up about immigration and Trump’s ban on Muslims. Instead of responding about the actual issue, people accused her of being mentally unstable. She answered with some cold, hard truth.
“I DO have mental health issues.Bi-polar,post natal depression, and PTSD, does that make my opinion void,” she responded.
Someone asked how she got PTSD. She explained that it was because of her son’s devastating stillbirth in 2010.
This is when everything started to unravel. People got vicious and they tweeted things that were beyond inappropriate. For example, one user responded to Lily with this: “Maybe if you didn’t pump your body full of drugs you wouldn’t have miscarried.” And that was just one of the comments she had to put up with. She set the record straight.
“I didn’t miscarry, I went into early labour and by son died from his chord wrapped round his neck,” Lily wrote back. Not that she NEEDED to explain herself and her story.
The kind of trolling Lily had to put up with in regard to such a delicate topic is pretty infuriating, and our hearts go out to her for having to experience it. She tweeted that she’s going to take a break from Twitter — and we totally understand.
In the meantime, if you feel like you still want to say something to Lily, her friend Dennis is in charge of her Twitter account.
We wish Dennis all the best luck in his “hate blocking spree.” Because no woman (or human being, really) deserves trolls like that in their life.