On Sunday, March 8, Madison Beer penned a meaningful message to fans about her “traumatic” nude photo scandal. The singer, who just turned 21 years old, got real about the shame and “anxiety” she felt after suffering from this experience at only 14 years old.
“I know there are some very significant things happening in the world right now that are very frightening so my intention with this message is not, in any way, to distract from them, but I do wanna talk today on International Women’s Day on the subject of shaming women,” Madison shared in a lengthy message posted on Twitter. “When I was around 14 and exploring my body and sexuality, I sent very private Snapchats of my body to a boy I really liked at the time.”
She alleged that the boy had sent the video to “all of his friends,” and it eventually was shared with “everyone.”
“I was distraught and ashamed. This was a traumatizing experience that has instilled intense trust issues in me, that I’m still working on to this day,” she admitted.
The songstress then explained that she decided to share her story on International Women’s Day as a way to help young people “be kinder to yourselves” and to “free myself of this weight I carry.” Madison also claimed that this all came after she received phone calls allegedly saying that the same boy from seven years ago had attempted, once again, to share another intimate video of her online.
“You should not feel shame. You were exploring your sexuality, you were learning. You should not feel like you did something wrong. Shame on those who betrayed your trust & SHAME ON THOSE WHO SHAMED YOU,” she added before telling her followers that she had learned “an extremely valuable lesson” from “this journey.”
“Own your mistakes as a young woman learning about the world. don’t let them define you. don’t let them keep you in fear,” Madison wrote.
The brunette beauty also said she hoped that her message can “free” her and allow others to feel less alone if something similar happened to them. Before she logged off the social media site, the “Selfish” singer wished fans a “happy International Women’s Day” and told them all that she’s “still learning.”
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