K. Michelle is no stranger to backlash from people on social media, but over the weekend things went too far for her. While visiting her family and son back home in Memphis, for her son’s birthday, the R&B songstress was sharing various photos on her Instagram, including pics of her son and his friends. One of his friends happens to have Down Syndrome, and apparently some “evil” followers of the singer left disrespectful and disgusting comments about the young man.
This infuriated K and has pushed her to the breaking point of signing off from social media. On Monday morning she delivered a message to her fans making her feelings clear and insisting she will be taking a break, but it won’t be forever.
“Social media was made for fun, but it has become so heavy,” she said. “A source for bullying and hurting those who u secretly desire to be. I’m not mad at any of you hurt souls though. Who I am to judge? I’ve just decided to hand over this negative source in my life.”
See her full message below:
I’m so not perfect this I know. Sometimes I just need to shut up and pick my battles better, but one thing I’m not is evil spirited. This week I really opened my eyes. I saw people justifying violence against me, believing the half truths of gossip blogs, a person Dm’ing me cause they were contemplating suicide, and now this. People are really hurting all over the world! Social media was made for fun, but it has become so heavy. A source for bullying and hurting those who u secretly desire to be. I’m not mad at any of you hurt souls though. Who I am to judge? I’ve just decided to hand over this negative source in my life. I’m happy now. And some battles aren’t worth me fighting anymore. Throw all the darts you want at me, have fun over here in negative land. But know lying on me, and insulting me, won’t heal you. Trust me, I used to be just like u! Rebels I love you!!!!!!! Can’t wait for u to hear this Album! See you on the road. Not bye forever, just taking a little break to smile 🙂 I’ll be back
We hope K can find the strength to ignore and look past the evil and hateful comments that some lost souls look to gain attention from. Her sophomore album #AWBAH is coming soon, so we are going to need her back on them socials!