Summer Walker Slams Haters Who Criticize Her Social Anxiety
Summer Walker seemingly found fame overnight. The R&B songstress recently received a BET Soul Train Award and her acceptance speech got people talking.
While accepting her win for Best New Artist, the singer simply said: 'Hi, um, thank you so much I didn't expect this. Thank you LVIN and thank you London on Da Track I really appreciate it.'
Summer then giggled and walked off.
Walker revealed that she suffers from crippling social anxiety after she was slammed for her lack of stage presence and disappointing meet and greets. She declared that her hit album is her last album and she cancelled many of her tour dates.
She has received heavy criticism for her behavior on social media that many deem 'not the behavior of someone with social anxiety.' Haters also made fun of her acceptance speech.
The Over It artist took to Instagram where she shared a series of photos of herself without makeup and accompanied them with a caption that read: '1. bareface & beautiful 2.you know the scariest shit I’ve been witnessing is that most of the women leaving negative comments like “it’s an act” , “I don’t have the right to act like this b/c I’m famous, “b**** you slow” or just flat out making fun of me for being vulnerable. HAVE CHILDREN, these women have children. It makes me feel soo bad cause it’s clear that if the children are developing or struggling with any type of mental disorder such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, it’ll be brushed to the side and will never receive any treatment because it’ll just be “an act”. These parents are probably so ignorant that instead of reading up on symptoms they just whoop the child 🤦🏽♀️ sad, my s*** started at 6 so yes kids have it to."
Although Summer's entertainment career may have been a short one, it's great to see that she is having a huge impact on the conversation about mental health.