#MelanieMartinezIsOverParty Is Trending On Twitter And Here's What Her Fans Are Saying
6 December 2017, 14:43
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.
my heart goes out to the girl that came forward. it's so brave to admit something like that happened to you especially since no one ever takes girl on girl rape seriously. #MelanieMartinezIsOverParty— rose (@rosetombul) December 5, 2017
Others are defending Melanie and maintaining an "innocent until proven guilty" mindset. They are also using the hashtag #IStandWithMelanie.
#MelanieMartinezIsOverParty what happened to innocent until proven guilty? Or do we just believe anyone who screams rape?— Lana del Jay (@HighClass_Whore) December 5, 2017
I’m probably alone in this, but Melanie is innocent until proven guilty. The person who gave the report may have just been looking for attention. Has society really fallen so far that we take an opinion without giving a second glance? I am with Melanie #IStandWithMelanie— Jøanna Grace is feeling festive🎄❄️ (@joanna_jackier) December 5, 2017
┏┓— rozbójnik alibaba (@luvmajmajkul) December 5, 2017
don't judge somebody if we are not sure about something
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."
Melanie on the alleged rape case:— Butera (@Moonlitgrande_) December 5, 2017
"She never said no to what we chose to do together".
But did she say yes? Timothy repeatedly said No and Timothy did not give Melanie the consent. Melanie Martinez is OVER. Felony Martninez is CANCELLED. #MelanieMartinezIsOverParty pic.twitter.com/RshmUaxXte
#MelanieMartinezIsOverParty. People all over Instagram are using the #Istandbymel. I think that’s disturbing as Mel tweeted “she never said no” which means she never said yes so there’s still no consent from Timothy— Maddie (@MaddiecollinsXo) December 5, 2017
A lot of fans are also calling out the stans who are continuing to directly @ Timothy and call her a liar.
If you still support Melanie Martinez, that’s fine. That’s you, but remember you are the reason rape victims are sacred to come forward. You are the reason they feel like they don’t matter. Keep that in mind #MelanieMartinez #MelanieMartinezIsOverParty— deniss espinoza 🥀✨ (@den_espinoza) December 5, 2017
Fuck Melanie Martinez. And fuck all of her stans for accusing Timothy of lying because they can’t take their stan goggles off. Asking why she didn’t force herself off Melanie? Calling it fan fiction? Y’all are fucking SICK #MelanieMartinezIsOverParty #MelanieMartinez pic.twitter.com/beeHmI8hGB— cici // 60 days!! (@gagsheaux) December 5, 2017
Melanie Martinez admitted that Timothy's entire statement was true and people are still defending her. If it wasn't somebody as famous as her y'all would be loosing it #MelanieMartinezIsOverParty— save the texas prairie chicken (@errinwith2rz) December 5, 2017
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.
being female does not excuse assault being female does not excuse assault being female does not excuse assault being female does not excuse assault being female does not excuse assault being female does not excuse assault being female does not excus- #MelanieMartinezIsOverParty— estaban hulio ricardo montoya de la rosa ramirez (@yogurtgrace) December 5, 2017
RAPE is rape. whether by men or by women, it’s rape. it’s never, nor will it EVER be justified. pay attention. women are capable. men are capable. and it’s time it stops. it’s time this is over. STOP DEFENDING. STOP LETTING THINGS GO. #MelanieMartinezIsOverParty— emma frances burge (@emmafburge) December 5, 2017
“they’re both girls it’s okay” WHEN WILL PEOPLE GET THAT RAPE IS ULAWFUL SEXUAL INTERCOURSE AND THEIR GENDERS DONT MATTER? STOP 👏🏻 THINKING 👏🏻WOMEN 👏🏻 ARENT 👏🏻 CAPABLE 👏🏻 OF 👏🏻 RAPE. NO ONE GETS A PASS. #MelanieMartinezIsOverParty— inah 🎄 (@DesignerButera) December 5, 2017
Some are withdrawing their support from Melanie completely. Fans are even going as far as burning merch, deleting albums and snapping vinyls.
┏┓— hannah (@hannahxxxwalker) December 5, 2017
not longer support melanie martinez
i'm so fucking heartbroken over this Melanie Martinez thing.— ❦WORLDWIDE HANDSOME WEEK❧ (@btsher_twt) December 5, 2017
i genuinely thought she was a good person. im so sorry to the person she took advantage of.
currently deleting all her music off my iTunes
fuck Melanie Martinez.#MelanieMartinezisOverParty
i’m no longer supporting melanie martinez so I ironed over my merch with DOG PICTURES! now I have a brand new shirt! 🐶🐕 pic.twitter.com/YClLdwdyvx— eloise (@poppyhoweII) December 5, 2017