Melanie Martinez Fan Accounts Are Turning Into Support Platforms For Sexual Assault Victims
5 December 2017, 17:15
Several popular accounts have stopped covering the singer in the wake of the claims published on social media last night (December 3rd).
In the wake of the sexual assault allegations brought against Melanie Martinez, many of the singer's fan accounts have decided to deactivate, condemn her or, in one particular case, change their direction entirely.
The account @Melanie_Updates has now altered it's username to @1stAmendForLife, promising to use their platform to share important stories with their over 23,000 followers:
We have loved spending the last couple years with all of our followers. In light of the recent news, we do not feel like it is right to keep this an update account. Instead, we will use this platform & our voice to raise attention to important issues. We hope you will stay w/ us.— Formerly Melanie Updates (@1stAmend4Life) December 5, 2017
This account does not support abuse of any kind. If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted please go to https://t.co/z7lCi9M2GS— Formerly Melanie Updates (@1stAmend4Life) December 5, 2017
The account has covered issues ranging from Roy Moore's endorsement by the Republican party to the slavery crisis in Libya over the last 24 hours. Many fans have taken to Twitter to show their appreciation to the account holders for this change of topic.
@MelanieDaily, another fan account, also expressed their dismay at the situation, simply stating "Wow. Well this account is cancelled" while @MelanieLBBHsp have changed their profile image to a simple black circle.
Melanie's former friend Timothy Heller posted her story on Twitter last night (December 4th) with fans of the singer quickly rallying around her in support.
If you or someone you know has been affected by issues of sexual assualt, you can get information and help by visiting www.rainn.org.