The British singer has stood up to cyberbullies by unfollowing Instagram fan accounts that were posting negative comments about other fans.
She shot down the online trolls in three Instagram posts, explaining why she unfollowed the fan accounts as well as discussing the impact social media has on bullying.
The first post begins:
I have been seeing some real nasty behaviour when I show some of the fans I follow love or repost them. I don’t like drama or negativity and despise any type of bullying, and so I have decided to not follow any fans.
In the second post, Jessie speaks about standing up for yourself:
We allow ourselves to get used to something wrong in utter fear to let it go […] This is a bigger conversation on how people treat each other and especially online. It’s disgusting and not OK.
In the third, she writes about how she thinks social media has had an enormous impact on the world, saying:
Anything we can do to action nicer behaviour and better understanding instead of being selfish and mean is what we should be doing.Advertisement
Jessie’s public posts about cyberbullying follow Kylie Jenner’s #IAmMoreThan campaign, where she encouraged young people who have overcome bullying to talk about how they dealt with it and how others can too. They now have over 90,000 likes, and have received hundreds of positive comments.