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Jessie J has become the latest celeb to take down online bullies. She decided to take a stand by unfollowing Instagram fan accounts that were posting hurtful comments about other fans.

She took to the social media app and posted three different text posts that explained her reasons for unfollowing the accounts that were supposed to exist as fan account for her music. 

The singer explained her zero tolerance bullying policy and discussed the wider impact that social media has when it comes to bullying.

"I have been seeing some real nasty behaviour when I show some of the fans I follow love or repost them,” she wrote in on post.

“I don't like drama or negativity and despise any type of bullying, and so I have decided to not follow any fans."

Her fans or “heartbeats” have apparently been directing some nasty comments at one other on Instagram and Jessie is keen to put a stop to it. 


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“If people unfollow me because of this I don’t care tbh because they weren’t following me for the right reasons.”

She then added in a third post that she and her fans should be using social media to better the world: "Anything we can do to action nicer behaviour and better understanding instead of being selfish and mean is what we should be doing."

While most of her fans seem to have welcomed the news, not all agree with her take on things:

One Instagram user wrote: “Being a fan is expensive these days lol and it takes real time out of these lives, especially those with loads of followers themselves.” 

“I just think it's sad you couldn't let the haters hate and let those fans who really went hard for you know that you appreciate them.”

Jessie also told fans that she wants them to support her music, “not bitch at each other or pull each other down.”


Everyone these days seems to have serious affection for emojis. Every time an updated collection is announced the whole internet rejoices at the prospect of finally being able to use a unicorn in their everyday conversations. 

Taking this love of animated characters into account, Vodafone Ireland has launched their #BeStrong initiative to help combat the problem of cyberbullying. 

A survey conducted by YouGov on behalf of Vodafone found that one in every four Irish teenagers has been cyber-bullied. 29 per cent of those teenagers admitted to feeling completely alone and 25 per cent revealed that as a result of cyber-bullying they had experienced suicidal thoughts. 

However, nine out of ten teens said that they would find it easier to cope with bullies if they had the support of their friends on social media. While many said they would find it hard to find the right words to use to show support to a friend being bullied, 74 per cent of Irish teens said they would use an emoji to express support for their friend.

The #BeStrong campaign aims to provide teens with a collection of emojis which they can use to show each other support online when. Vodafone CEO Anne O'Leary explained: 

"It is difficult for young people to show compassion and support for their friends in words if they are being bullied online. We have all been tongue-tied teenagers at some stage and have difficulty expressing what we feel. I hope that our research and the new emojis will be of some help in the battle against cyber bullying."

The emojis chosen for the campaign were selected by the 5,000 teens surveyed. The selection was designed by Vodafone and its anti-bullying panel which  Berkeley University Professor Dacher Keltner – the psychologist who advised on the creation of the characters for Pixar film Inside Out

The emojis are available for download  and there is also a special video that highlights the importance of teens being able to support one another through instances of bullying.



Rihanna has been accused of cyberbullying one of her biggest fans after she mocked them over Twitter recently.

16 year-old Alexis Carter uploaded a photo of herself in an outfit clearly inspired by Rihanna to attend her prom.

However, the teenager was soon left with a bad taste in her mouth after the whole internet turned on her and mocked her.

But it wasn’t until her idol, Rihanna, joined in that Alexis really got upset: “I was very offended. Why throw shade on it when you had on the exact same thing? The pose was different but the outfit wasn’t … She doesn’t love her fans like she says she does.”

Rihanna’s tweet showed a photo of herself wearing the outfit, alongside Alexis’ outfit with a sad face, as well as another tweet with Alexis’ photo beside a Wu-Tang clan logo.

The singer also joined in and used the hashtag that was created because of the girl’s outfit, #PromBat.

Hmm, she may want to get that mean streak off the internet.

It really hasn’t been a great week for Riri as it was also revealed that her and Drake have split up following an explosive fight between the two.