Martin Garrix takes a stand against cyber-bullying; ‘It does get to me when I read these comments’
One of dance music’s biggest (and youngest) stars, Martin Garrix, sat down with the Huffington Post for a candid interview that touched on the subject of cyber-bullying and the hate that gets thrown his way via social media. A vitriolic bunch, electronic music fans are quick to attack any genre or artist they deem “uncool” and Garrix’s young age and incredible success have earned him some of the nastiest haters in the industry. Sure, Garrix agrees that social media has been a huge help in building many of EDM stars fanbases, but its the unwanted engagement that seems to impact him most.
“It does get to me when I read these comments,” he told Huffington Post’s Chaker Khazaal, “I want my fans and everyone who is bullied to be inspired by my facing this problem, and stay strong. […] Using social media to hurt and destroy is callous, acted out by cowards behind computers. My advice is to ignore negativity. Focus on the love around.”