Phoebe Bridgers Slams Trolls Who ‘Bullied’ Her Before Dad’s Wake

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Not OK. Phoebe Bridgers received actual about pretend followers and trolls after she was harassed on the airport whereas attempting to get to her father’s funeral.

“I’m coming from a spot of actually — I’m feeling it in my physique as I’m saying it, however — individuals with my image as their Twitter image, who declare to love my music, f—king bullied me on the airport on the way in which to my father’s funeral this yr,” Bridgers, 28, revealed throughout an interview with Them printed on Wednesday, March 29.

The “Copycat Killer” songstress, who misplaced her dad, Tony Bridgers, in December 2022, famous that individuals claiming to be “followers” on social media and the web will be merciless.

“In case you’re a child and the web one way or the other taught you that that’s an OK factor to do, then after all I hate capitalism and every little thing that led you to consider that it’s OK to try this,” Phoebe continued.

She revealed: “I, at one of many lowest factors of my life, noticed individuals who declare to like me f—king dehumanize me and disgrace me and f—king bully me on the way in which to my dad’s wake.”

The California native introduced her father’s loss of life in early January by way of Instagram. The next week, she was noticed strolling by Los Angeles Worldwide Airport with comic Bo Burnham.

Whereas Phoebe didn’t clarify the precise cause for the bullying, the LAX recognizing got here amid rumors that she and Paul Mescal had known as it quits — and after she and Burnham, 32, have been noticed collectively on a number of events. (Neither the Regular Folks actor, 27, nor Phoebe have publicly addressed the breakup.)

The “Kyoto” singer identified on Wednesday that it wasn’t as if the trolls didn’t know her mother or father had handed away when the hurtful messages poured in.

“Loads of the highest feedback [were] like, ‘Hey, her dad simply died, what are you guys doing?’ In case you harass her together with her face as your profile image, I f—king hate you,” Phoebe confessed. “And I hope you develop the f—ok up.”

The Boygenius musician concluded by saying that “most people I speak to gentle up my life and remind me what I like about my job.”

She famous that her bandmates Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus have lately helped her set the “boundary” together with her followers after feeling so down amid the hate speech.

“I don’t have to take a seat right here and be f—king grateful that that occurred and that that’s part of my job,” Phoebe revealed. “It doesn’t should be, and it wasn’t 5 years in the past, so I respect with the ability to have a look at two different individuals and be, like, that is dehumanizing abuse, horrible s—t.”

Dacus, 27, agreed, telling the outlet, “It’s abuse. We’ve talked about this to ourselves, however I’m glad you’re gonna say it to individuals who really need to listen to it.”