Like a lot of people, Charlie Puth is tired of the hate and negativity on social media, and he took to Twitter on Sunday to address a specific aspect of that hate and negativity: the war between fans of various pop artists.
“I don’t usually pay any mind to things like this, but something has to be said,” he wrote. “This dangerous, toxic, internet screaming match between ‘fandoms’ has to stop.”
“I’m 28 years old, so it doesn’t really mean anything to me when some person I don’t know writes a nasty message to me saying things like I ‘used BTS for clout.’ I don’t know what that means — I love those guys and they are super talented,” he continued.
“But what I do know is that 10 years ago, language like this directed towards me would’ve affected me deeply in a very negative way,” Charlie pointed out. “And I’m thinking about all the other younger kids on twitter seeing stuff like this on a daily basis.”
“It may sound cliche, but please be nicer to each other on here,” he begged. “No more screaming about made up nonsense. It does nobody any good. We all need to love each other MORE THAN EVER RIGHT NOW.”
Billboard speculates that Charlie’s being attacked for “using BTS for clout” may have originated in a 2018 radio interview in which the singer said he wanted to collaborate with the K-Pop superstars. He then went on to sing with BTS member Jungkook at an awards show that year.
I don’t usually pay any mind to things like this, but something has to be said. This dangerous, toxic, internet screaming match between ‘fandoms’ has to stop. I’m 28 years old, so it doesn’t really mean anything to me when some person I don’t know writes a nasty message to me…
— Charlie Puth (@charlieputh) July 5, 2020
By Andrea Dresdale
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