Melanie Martinez Fans Are Destroying The Singer's Merch Following The Sexual Assault Allegations Against Her
Melanie Martinez, a singer who previously appeared on The Voice, was recently accused of sexual assault by her former friend Timothy Heller on Dec. 4. (In response, Martinez tweeted a statement that claimed Heller "never said no to what we chose to do together.") After Heller came forward with her allegations, fans of Martinez took to Twitter to express their feelings on the situation. And now, as BuzzFeed reports, some Melanie Martinez fans are destroying the singer's merchandise and are posting about it on social media.
UPDATE: Martinez released an additional statement on Twitter on Saturday, Dec. 9. It reads:
I understand how hard it could be to see my side of the story, considering no one with a heart would want to invalidate anyone speaking up about this topic. I want to thank my fans who took the time to research the timeline, analyze past Instagram photos, and question the story being told, which reveal her false statements. I trusted so many people in my life who took advantage of that trust for their own personal gain. Please know that my intentions with everything that I do in my life are always pure and I would never be intimate with someone without their absolute consent.
EARLIER: After Heller accused Martinez of assault, the "Cry Baby" singer's fans began to tweet using the hashtag #MelanieMartinezIsOverParty. It's common that when fans (or non-fans) are upset with an artist or figure that a hashtag deeming them to be "over" sparks up. It basically means that certain fans are done supporting a particular figure in pop culture. If this Martinez hashtag is any indication, there are many fans on Twitter who believe that the singer is "over" and are subsequently posting videos and photos that show them destroying any merchandise related to her.
As previously stated, this movement was started after Heller came forward with sexual assault allegations against Martinez. In a tweet, she alleged that in 2015 the 22-year-old performed oral sex on her and penetrated her with a sex toy without her consent. She claimed, "I never said yes. I said no, repeatedly ... Just so there is no confusion, I was molested by my best friend."
Martinez responded to the allegations on Dec. 5 via a Twitter statement of her own:
Following the allegations, fans have taken to Twitter to show how they feel, and they aren't afraid to take their anger out on the singer's merch.
Throwing Their CD
More than one fan let their tweet speak for itself. After they heard Heller's accusation, they decided to throw their Cry Baby CD, destroying the album's case along the way.
Another former fan posted a "DIY" video with a T-shirt featuring Martinez, which they decided to burn.
Headed To The Trash
Another Twitter user got a little sarcastic as they "thanked" Martinez for signing their copy of Cry Baby right before they placed it in their trash.
Don't Know Her
This fan said that they didn't know Martinez (maybe a reference to Mariah Carey's iconic "I don't know her" moment?) before they tossed their Cry Baby album out the window.
Cleaning Their Room
This user said that they were cleaning their room as they tossed their Cry Baby CD to the floor.
Saying Goodbye To Cry Baby
Yet another former fan tossed their Cry Baby album in the garbage. This user captioned their video with the message, "Women can rape too" in reference to the assault allegations.
Tossing Their Album Away
This user destroyed their album when they threw it down and watched Cry Baby break off into tiny pieces.
Getting A New Collage
Another user is replacing signs that they were ever a fan of Martinez in the first place. They replaced an image of Martinez's album with an image of fellow pop star Halsey.
A CD In Pieces
This former fan put their Cry Baby CD on display. Except, their display shows the album broken into a a bunch of smaller pieces.
A Melanie Mini Mag No Longer
Another former fan showed what they thought about Martinez with a video of their "melanie mini mag." The magazine was torn up into tiny pieces and then thrown in the trash, which says a lot about how they're feeling.
As of right now, Martinez has yet to follow up on her statement in regards to Heller's accusations.
If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, call the National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline at 800-656-HOPE (4673) or visit online.rainn.org.