Maddie & Tae’s Maddie Marlow Takes Online Bullies to Task Following 2016 Presidential Election
Maddie Marlow is sick of the political bickering on social media! On Thursday (Nov. 10), the Maddie & Tae member took the internet -- specifically, her own social media friends and followers -- to task for the bullying she's seen taking place surrounding Tuesday's (Nov. 8) presidential election.
On Instagram, Marlow writes that she's unfriended "about 50 people I actually liked as human beings" in recent weeks because of their responses to political discourse.
"Did you know that everyone is allowed to think differently? And guess what? Just because someone has a different political view or opinion than you DOESN'T MAKE THEM A BAD PERSON," Marlow says in her note. "Maybe Trump was your vote or maybe he wasn't. Either way it's no excuse to be an a--hole."
Marlow goes on to note that "[p]eople complained about how both candidates were bullies in their own ways," but she thinks the bullying she's seen on social media is just as bad.
"GOD FORBID you experience diversity here on Earth," she continues. "I know it's a sensitive subject, but how about making the change starting with ourselves and be a good human being."
Marlow asks her followers to consider how Jesus would have treated those with different opinions: " Would Jesus be bashing people for thinking differently than you even if YOU think it's wrong? Nope. He would be loving on EVERYONE."
"It is not our job as Christians to try to tell people they are wrong for what they believe (no matter how wacky it may be). It's our job as followers of Christ to LOVE OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS even if they are different than us!" Marlow adds. "God will decide what's right or wrong, NOT US."
The singer ends her timely note with some food for thought: "If your political views define who you are as a human and you can't stand to have friends that have different views than you," she concludes, "than you need to reevaluate, my friend."
Marlow and her Maddie & Tae duo partner Tae Dye have been open about their own experiences with bullying: Their song "Sierra" draws from a bully whom Marlow encountered at school.
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