Pink slams anonymous Twitter trolls for attacking celebs
Melbourne: Pink has lashed out at anonymous Twitter trolls who send death threats to celebrities.
The outspoken singer was targeted by online bullies after she made a joke about Chris Brown miming on US TV.
“The internet has created monsters,” the Daily Telegraph has quoted her as saying.
“People that wouldn’t have the balls to say anything in person but they get a keyboard under their fingers and, well, there’s that saying ‘Anonymity is a shield from the tyranny of the majority’. There are so many haters in the world, so many miserable people,” she said.
After Brown’s performance on the Billboard Music Awards in May Pink tweeted: “One day if I lip-sych I hope I do it as well as him.”
“It was a joke. It wasn’t even meant like ‘I hate Chris Brown’,” Pink said.
“Twitter brings out the best and worst people - myself included. I swear when I’m in my kitchen at 10pm at night I’m f---ing hilarious. When I read it the next day I’m like ‘Hmm... maybe that didn’t translate’.
“With the Chris Brown thing I got death threats for days. My favorite was ‘I will snatch you within an inch of your life’. I don’t know how that works exactly but whatever you want...” she added.
Pink’s comments come the day after Australian TV personality Charlotte Dawson was admitted to hospital following a barrage of abuse from Twitter trolls who told her to “go hang yourself.”
Pink also copped Twitter abuse to her account when she used the social media platform to announce she was the new face of Covergirl cosmetics.
“After the announcement someone tweeted to me ‘Too bad they can’t photoshop the bitch off your face’,” she said.
“I was like ‘Ding ding ding! We have a winner, someone send that person a prize. They were probably all proud of themselves when they were writing it. But that’s our society, that’s where we’re at right now.”