Shanna Moakler is sticking up for her little girl!
According to Ms. Moakler, her precious girl Alabama Barker was viciously taunted by internet personality RiceGum. The 19-year-old had posted a video to YouTube criticizing Barker for her grammar, Instagram photos, and vegan diet.
Once the vid was shared, 3,000 plus commenters posted awful remarks about Alabama — some internet trolls even threatened her life. Sadly, the preteen read all the heinous messages calling her a “whore” and “loser”.
Luckily for Alabama, she had the support of her family to get her through the trying time:
“My daughter read a lot of this vicious bullying and started crying. We had to explain to her that she was safe and these threats were from people who didn’t know her. It has been so emotionally draining and damaging that I now understand why people commit suicide over cyberbullying.”
Following the scarring incident, the model reached out to RiceGum to tell him how “wrong” the bullying was. Unfortunately, that just made the situation worse and compelled some fans to issue threats of violence against Shanna and Travis.
Now that the blonde has undergone this eyeopening experience, she wants to turn it into a positive teaching moment:
“There’s been nonstop harassment. People think they can say anything because they are faceless, but their comments cause a lot of pain. I want to make a documentary about this. I want to travel the country and talk to school principals to help stop this in the future.”
Shortly after S.M.’s candid interview, fans flooded Twitter with messages of support:
Just downloaded the new Life & Style Mag and read @ShannaMoakler ‘s article super proud of how they are handling the situation! ├ó┬¥┬ñ├»┬╕┬Å├ó┬¥┬ñ├»┬╕┬Å├ó┬¥┬ñ├»┬╕┬Å
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Kaitlyn Gomes (@hopexwillxfall) July 6, 2016
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Shanna Moakler (@ShannaMoakler) July 6, 2016
Getting this, because it happened to me too. https://t.co/u75NtJbNyK
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ ccatone (@coricrows) July 5, 2016
no one should ever have to deal with that. xoxo https://t.co/RINWhELmss
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Shanna Moakler (@ShannaMoakler) July 5, 2016
How powerful! We’re glad to see that Shanna’s PSA is already making an impact.
So, have YOU ever been the victim of cyberbullying?
[Image via Instagram.]