When Phoebe Bridgers was harassed at the airport trying to get to her father’s funeral, she got real about fake fans and trolls. It is literally — I feel it in my body as I write this — that people who have my picture on their Twitter profiles, who claim to like my music, bullied me when I was travelling to my father’s funeral this year,” Bridgers told Them on Wednesday in an interview. “Copycat Killer” singer says it’s common for “fans” to treat others cruelly on social media or the internet. Her dad, Tony Bridgers, passed away in December 2022.
Phoebe Bridgers talks about toxic fandom in new interview with @them:
“People with my picture as their Twitter picture, who claim to like my music, fucking bullied me at the airport on the way to my father’s funeral this year.” pic.twitter.com/IpViuoIvDX
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) March 30, 2023
If you’re a kid and the internet somehow convinced you that’s OK to do, then, of course, I’m going to hate capitalism and everything that inspired you to believe that. Phoebe continued. She watched people who claim to love me dehumanize and shame her, as well as bully me, during one of the lowest points of her life. In early January, the California native announced the death of her father on Instagram. Following that, she was seen with comedian Bo Burnham at Los Angeles International Airport.
Phoebe Bridgers Slams Trolls On Online Who Allegedly Bullied Her On The Day Of Her Father’s Funeral
When Phoebe Bridgers was harassed at the airport while trying to reach her father’s funeral, she got real about fake fans and trolls. Bridgers told Them on Wednesday, March 29 that people for whom my picture appears on their Twitter profile, who claim to love my music, bullied her this year at the airport for going to my father’s funeral. Astute social media users and internet users can be cruel to those claiming to be “fans” of the “Copycat Killer” singer, who lost her dad in December 2022. The internet somehow taught kids that doing that is OK, Phoebe declared, so of course I hate capitalism and everything that led you to think that way. Early in January, the California native announced the death of her father on Instagram. The following week, she was spotted with comedian Bo Burnham at Los Angeles International Airport. It is unclear why Phoebe was bullied, but the LAX sighting came amid rumours about her splitting from Paul Mescal and after she and Burnham were spotted together multiple times.
No public comments have been made concerning the breakup between the actor Paul Mescal and Phoebe Bridgers. As the singer pointed out on Wednesday, the trolls weren’t blind to the fact that her parent had passed away when they sent hurtful messages. There were a lot of comments saying, Hey, her dad just passed away, what are you guys doing? Phoebe confessed that if you use her face as your profile picture, I will f-king hate you. It’s time for you to grow up. The Boygenius musician shares that most of the people I talk to make my life more meaningful and remind me why I do what I do. The singer Phoebe Bridgers said that her bandmates Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus have recently helped her reach a “boundary” with her fans following the hate speech. Phoebe Bridgers explained that she does not have to be thankful for the situation that occurred and that it is part of her job. There’s no need for it to be, and it wasn’t five years ago, so I appreciate that I can look at two other people and think, This is terrible, dehumanizing abuse.