Ciara seems to be sick and tired of the negative stories and comments about her on blogs and social media platforms, and she’s letting the world know how she really feels. Posting an open letter on her website, the “Body Party” singer says bloggers nowadays seem to be only caught up in “Who Can Tear Someone Down the Most."
“I used to sometimes like visiting some of the blog sites to see what new things are happening in the world! Things like cool photos, current events, etc. But nowadays it seems like there's a competition with sites on "Who Can Tear Someone Down the Most." The stories are going from cool and creative to pure drama,” Ciara writes. “Even the comment sections are beginning to get out of control and people are using the platforms to exercise a false sense of power.”
Ciara also calls out the people hiding behind their computer and cellphone screens, but says she will not stoop to their level of ugliness.
She adds: “People sure do have a lot of courage when they are anonymous. It's like a "Who Can Say the Nastiest Comment Game." I click onto some of the comments from something as fun as an Instagram post that you're sharing with your fans, and a person finds a way to turn a positive post into a negative. I think to myself, "I could pick this person apart so bad but what for? Why act ugly like them?" It honestly takes the fun out of it when people seem so miserable.”
Ciara is not only worried about how much negativity she faces, she is also afraid for kids who visit these portals and get caught up in “the vile things people say.”
She insists: “It's even worse when kids hear hurtful things about themselves, their parents or other family members. In some cases kids have even resorted to suicide due to "cyber-bullying."”
Ciara also challenges bloggers to think twice before they defame someone, because the outcome could be detrimental.
“Words are powerful,” she says. “You could say the wrong thing about someone, famous or not, on the wrong day and that could cost them their life because they're at a weak point. Believe it or not, you could also be encouraging them to give up on their life or whatever the situation is, when they shouldn't. Or what about a story that causes unnecessary drama stemming from completely false information? It's just flat out wrong and sad. I say to myself, I thank God for making me strong, because I've always been able to use the negativity as motivation, and it makes me stronger.”
She continued: “Dear Blogger, It's never worth it in the end when you sell your soul for a quick dollar, by creating bad stories about people. At some point, it will all reverse on you and you'll end up regretting all the trash you wrote or said about people.
She closes with: “Now, Off Blogs. Peaceful Mind. Living In My Happiness. Creativity Only.”
Read the full letter HERE.