Clay Aiken – Speaking Out!

I love Twitter

I dislike Twitter

Yes, both of these statements are true.

I love twitter because it is an easy place to get live news from events.  I also love getting short comments from my friends and especially love getting tweets from Clay Aiken.

I dislike twitter because there are too many bullies and haters who spend their day sending nasty, vile tweets to celebrities and other people they don’t even know.

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been working on collecting data about bullying.  They set up a computer program and found that on a daily basis the computer looked at approximately 250 million public posts that appeared on Twitter. The machine quickly began to identify over 15,000 tweets per day that were related to bullying.   That’s a lot of negative each day!!

In the last few days, I have seen too much negative tweets and bullying. I wanted to know more.  Through a Google search, I found that many celebrities are beginning to speak out about their tormenters.


  1. Pink lashed out at anonymous Twitter trolls who send death threats to celebrities. The outspoken singer was targeted by online bullies after she made a joke about Chris Brown miming on US TV.  “The internet has created monsters,” the Daily Telegraph has quoted her as saying.
  2. Sherri Shepherd from The View is taking action against online bullies. She was threatened on twitter by a Lil Kim fan who tweeted, ‘Somebody should drag u in a back alley and rape you’, Sherri marched down to the police station in an effort to get the user thrown in the clink.
  3. John Legend’s girlfriend contacted twitter after she received threats from fans of Chris Brown and was able to get each and every user that sent her a threat deleted from the social network.
  4. LeAnn Rimes has filed a lawsuit against 2 tweeters for harassment.

What a sad state it is that people feel the need to try and make people feel bad.  What a sad life these people must have.

I was sad yesterday when I read some pretty ugly tweets that were sent to Clay and his fans.  So…I decided to concentrate on the positive.  The following are some of the beautiful tweets that were sent to Clay today.  I did remove the name of the sender, but I didn’t change any other part.  It seems Clay has some pretty awesome fans!

@clayaiken Family is forever and your fans are a part of your family! Love and respect you a lot!

@clayaiken My respect for you grows every day. You are one classy guy. I am proud to say I am a fan!

@clayaiken You are an amazing person! I am proud to be a huge fan of yours! Keep using your voice. Dont ever stop using it. I luvur tweets!

@clayaiken you are an extraordinary human being. I am proud to be a fan of you!

@clayaiken Clay you are one classy guy! Love you more than ever!!

@clayaiken You are an amazing man and your fans are right here supporting you!

@clayaiken you are an amazing man. I hope you know we all love and admire you!

@clayaiken Wish I could high five ya!

@clayaiken  Clay, your voice, your heart and your humour fill my life with love, light and laughter.

@clayaiken  I think I love ya!! Keep on keeping on!!

@clayaiken ur just one of the best people on the planet. I adore u…….always and forever. You never cease to amaze me. Love to U

@clayaiken I am so proud to be a fan of you! You are a man of integrity and honor!

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