#MelanieMartinezIsOverParty Is Trending On Twitter And Here's What Her Fans Are Saying

6 December 2017, 14:43

Melanie Martinez
Picture: @littlebodybigheart / Instagram
Katie Louise-Smith

By Katie Louise-Smith

Fans who are still supporting Melanie are using the #IStandWithMelanie hashtag.

Yesterday, Melanie Martinez was accused of sexual assault by her former friend, Timothy Heller who came forward in a brave and detailed Twitter statement. Melanie responded with her own statement hours later. You can read both statements, and the original report, right here.

In the wake of the accusations, #MelanieMartinezIsOverParty began trending on Twitter where casual fans and superfans began denouncing their support for her entirely, destroying her merchandise and discussing the importance of the situation. Some fans are still choosing to stand by Melanie until they are given "further proof."

Here's what the fans are saying online:

A huge majority of the Crybaby fandom are sending messages of support to Timothy after publishing her statement.

Others are defending Melanie and maintaining an "innocent until proven guilty" mindset. They are also using the hashtag #IStandWithMelanie.

Some are taking issue with Melanie's wording in the apology and raising wider concern about what it means to actually consent. In Melanie's statement she admitted that Timothy "never said no."

A lot of fans are also calling out the stans who are continuing to directly @ Timothy and call her a liar.

Others are making the very important point that sexual assault is not just a male/female issue. It is still sexual assault if it's a girl doing it to another girl.

Some are withdrawing their support from Melanie completely. Fans are even going as far as burning merch, deleting albums and snapping vinyls.

If you or someone you know has been affected by this story and need to talk to someone, there are always plenty of places and people that are ready to help.

If you're in the US, you contact RAINN at 800-656-HOPE (4673) and if you're in the UK, you can contact Rape Crisis at 0808 802 9999.