Given the prevalence of cyber bullying in high schools and colleges today, we’re a little surprised that Miley Cyrus is the first celebrity who has spoken up and called on Twitter — the actual platform — to monitor abuse.
Cyrus has recently received a barrage of hate tweets, including death
threats, from twitter user “TheCyrusSlut.”
The account has since been
hacked by a Cyrus fan, who deleted the offensive messages to Cyrus that
called her “f***ing hideous,” and raged that she dressed like “white
trash.” (This, just hours before she donned a Robert Cavalli dress and
headed to Sir Elton John’s Oscar viewing party.)
Before the tweets were deleted, Cyrus responded. “U have nothing better 2
do than hate? That saddens me. Im surrounded by love Im sorry 4
whatever happened 2 make u so bitter,” she wrote. When a fan sent her
some words of support, Cyrus wrote, “I wont tolerate someone telling me 2
die. I think Twitter needs to take some responsibility and make it a
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