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Online trolls are the worst bullies: Kesha

Press Trust of India  |  London 

Singer Kesha says online trolls are the worst kind of bullies to ever exist.

The "Tik Tok" hitmaker has experienced bulling on and says the amount of body-shaming and baseless slut- shaming online makes her sick, reported Contactmusic.

"When I think about the kind of bullying I dealt with as a child and teen, it seems almost quaint compared with what goes on today. The amount of body-shaming and baseless slut- shaming online makes me sick.

"I know from personal experience how comments can mess up somebody's self-confidence and sense of self-worth. I have felt so unlovable after reading cruel words written by strangers who don't know a thing about me."

She further continues in her piece for Teen Vogue magazine, "It became a vicious cycle: When I compared myself to others, I would read more mean comments, which only fed my anxiety and depression. Seeing paparazzi photos of myself and the accompanying catty commentary fuelled my eating disorder. The sick irony was that when I was at some of the lowest points in my life, I kept hearing how much better I looked. I knew I was destroying my body with my eating disorder, but the message I was getting was that I was doing great.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, May 19 2017. 09:28 IST