Melanie Martinez Posted On Instagram For The First Time Since Rape Allegations
26 March 2018, 10:57
Melanie posted her first pictures to Instagram since rape allegations were made against her by Timothy Heller.
Melanie Martinez posted two new photos on Instagram this weekend (24/03). It is the first time the singer has posted on her social media channels since her former friend Timothy Heller made allegations of rape against her, which she has denied.
Melanie has been keeping a low profile since the initial allegations were made in December 2017. Melanie issued two denials against the claims, and said in one statement that Timothy, "never said no to what we chose to do together." Melanie then followed that up with a song, 'Piggyback', in which Melanie alludes to "friends" that took advantage of her to gain their own fame. She doesn't reference Timothy by name.
Over the weekend, Melanie posted two pictures, neither mentioning or alluding to the allegations. The comments were also turned off.
The first image was of Melanie sat with a laptop, presumably working on music, as she captioned the image with: "The boring looking parts of work that are actually the most crucial and time consuming".
The second image (above) features Melanie laying on a sofa in a pair of roller skates. "Love yourself as much as you can because it goes a long way. & remember: real life ain’t on here, it’s right behind your phone", she wrote.
The posts received a mixed reaction on Twitter, where she was either applauded by fans for moving on from the situation or criticised for not addressing the allegations and attempting to continue her career as if nothing happened.
the melanie martinez haters can bitch on twitter all they want, yall are gonna waste ur precious time doing it. she doesn't give a fuck about you or your opinions and neither does her fans.— kay💌 (@lbbhdelrey_) March 19, 2018
Melanie Martinez posted on Instagram can I just say that I am RELIEVED that's she hasn't gave up on us pic.twitter.com/udHJQYmCoC— IDK (@YouTubeQveen) March 24, 2018
melanie martinez just came up on my instagram timeline i cant believe i forgot to unfollow her— . (@seeyoubloom) March 24, 2018
me hitting unfollow after realizing i still somehow follow Melanie Martinez on Instagram pic.twitter.com/uH2hmjqdkh— death (@sydneesux) March 24, 2018
Mel knows most people on instagram don’t want her to post but she doesn’t care she doesn’t care that her follower count is going down. She knows those that stay are true fans that want to hear her music even if the fanbase is a lot smaller than before December 4 #MelanieMartinez— 🍪🍼Cry Baby Fan🍼🍪 (@candyfrostheart) March 26, 2018
Melanie's record label, Atlantic Records, are yet to release a statement about the allegations and whether they are still intending on releasing another album with her. At present, she is still listed on their website. If Melanie is indeed working on new music, it might be that a new album with Atlantic could still be on the cards.