Warning- rant ahead - The issue isn't mental illness. The issue is blind online judgement. Unless you know someone personally very well, then you do not know them. If you follow someone online, you know of them....But you do not know them. I was told I knew nothing of mental illness or medications. I don't have to explain the incredible amount of time I've spent dealing with mental illness and why, that's personal to me but it's insane to me that anyone would have the audacity to come at a complete stranger online and tell them what they have of have not gone thru. Or what they are educated on or not educated on. online blind judgement and bullying is a major issue that I am advocating strongly against. In regards to the recents events, I will speaking openly about this, I want to make a change before anymore lives are lost. I am a human with my own opinions speaking on my own social media. I am entitled to my own opinions but I am not entitled to tell YOU what YOUR opinions should be and I would never go to your page and tell you otherwise. That is the difference. And that's what I want to shine light on. Musicians, actors, artists, anyone.... are human. With feelings and just because we share our lives publicly doesn't mean it gives you the right to Bully, insult, or put anyone down. We learned this in kindergarten people. And it's common sense. You don't have anything nice to say, then don't say anything. Be a polite person, in life and online. Be a kind person.
There have been times my favorite bands have released music I wasn't too into, but did I go to their sites and bash them? HELL NO! I would feel so fucking grossed out by myself. When did this become normal? How did we let this happen? I can't change the world but if you follow me, I implore you to love each day spreading kindness, one day without hurting anyone. And then repeat repeat repeat.
You have no idea how much personal strength it takes to be a musician, putting yourself out there every day.