Singer gets death threats over black love interest in music video

A Norwegian pop star says she’s received death threats after using a black actor to play her love interest in a music video.

Sophie Elise told Radio 1 Newsbeat: “There’s been so much hate, it’s the most brutal thing I’ve seen in my life.”

“The video was supposed to be about love. It just shows that it’s 2017 but we haven’t gone very far.”

The singer says she’s afraid to leave her house.

She’s closed her Instagram over the unwanted attention.

The 22-year-old also says she disabled the comments option on the YouTube post because of the abuse she was getting.

Sophie Elise was recently signed by the Universal Music Group. That makes her label mates with Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Kanye West.

The video for her latest single, All Your Friends has more than 250,000 views.

Although they’ve now been removed the comments included death threats as well as racist and sexist abuse.

 

Quite sad.

 

BBC

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