In the wake of the #MeToo movement, many powerful men have faced accusations of sexual harassment and assault. But when a woman named Timothy Heller alleged this week on Twitter that The Voice alum Melanie Martinez had raped her, the "Crybaby" singer became the first woman accused. Martinez says Heller "never said no to what we chose to do together."
Numerous abusers in the music industry like Chris Brown and R. Kelly have had their fanbases stand by them in the wake of heinous accusations. Somewhat oddly, even Martinez's most dedicated fans are not coming to her defense, with several fan accounts on Twitter denouncing her behavior and supporting Heller, a former confidante of Martinez's. Almost instantly, three major accounts expressed their disappointment in the singer, and have even gone on retweet messages of support for Heller.
@MELANIE DAILY immediately disowned Martinez and retweeted a statement that fans should not believe Heller's accusations are false.
Wow. Well this account is cancelled https://t.co/MKqtvNIMhs
— Melanie Daily (@MELANIEDAlLY) December 5, 2017
Thankyou guys for not sticking up for her, because this is not okay and it upsets me fans think this is made up etc
— Courtney (@iusetobeonfire) December 5, 2017
Meanwhile, accounts in Latin America followed suit, tweeting #MelanieIsOverParty along with accusations that Martinez has been abusive and controlling as an artist. @MelanieLBBHArg, an account based in Argentina responded immediately.
. @timethyheller you have our support on this. We're by your side. We really hope you can get through this and rise up. It's not your fault. It's never been. Sticking together we can win. You'll be alright. All the love and strength.
— Melanie Martinez Arg (@MelanieLBBHArg) December 5, 2017
After Melanie responded to the accusations, they went on to retweet numerous anti-Martinez posts, including:
Melanie this is a completely unacceptable response. Not saying no doesn’t mean yes. But for the record, she did and has stressed that numerous times. Shame on you for this disgusting reply that contributes to the victim culture we live in. @MelanieLBBH https://t.co/4nxCbxzofh
— Abigail Breslin (@yoabbaabba) December 5, 2017
Another account based in Brazil pinned their take on the allegations, writing in Portuguese, "We are surprised and shocked with the latest claims in relation to Melanie. We're very sorry and we made it clear that we do not support any kind of abuse."
Estamos surpresos e em choque com as últimas declarações em relação à Melanie. Sentimos muito e deixamos claro que não apoiamos nenhum tipo de abuso.
— Melanie Martinez BR (@MelanieMBrasil) December 5, 2017
They went on to retweet anti-Martinez sentiments from Gina Frey, the singer's former makeup artist.
The account also retweeted accusations from another former-friend of Martinez who felt sexually pressured by her, translating it into Portuguese.
yes, used to. & ive been friends w timothy for a few years. timothy told me about it a little while ago. i think ppl need to read it in the context of this happening w a man. it's assault. just bc shes a girl doesnt mean she cant assault another girl. https://t.co/NjoQunlxBR
— madeleine (@maddiecarina) December 5, 2017
also- something similar (not r*pe) happened w/ me and mel. she begged me over and over again to sleep with her n i finally gave in. she wore me down. i said yes. but it was not the same with timothy. i will support @timethyheller til the end https://t.co/NjoQunlxBR
— madeleine (@maddiecarina) December 5, 2017
Unlike Woody Allen and Al Franken defenders, more and more fans are shutting Martinez out, deciding not to defend an artist who has been accused of sexual misconduct.
— young scrooge good scrooge (@joshiemcole) December 5, 2017
melanie martinez has written songs about rape and sexual assault like “tag you’re it” it’s sick to see that those songs were probably just fantasies of hers, because that’s what those kinds of people are like, people who still stan her need to leave #MelanieMartinezIsOverParty
— zac (@Captain__Cringe) December 5, 2017
so i went to get my blood sugar tested in the nurses office today at school and i came across this wonderful sign in there! read the first line under "NO MEANS NO" @MelanieLBBH #MelanieMartinezIsOverParty pic.twitter.com/qqb2dwtUzK
— Linda (@LindaGrasso_) December 5, 2017
— Ashley. (@_ashlxycr) December 5, 2017
i'm so fucking heartbroken over this Melanie Martinez thing.
i genuinely thought she was a good person. im so sorry to the person she took advantage of.
currently deleting all her music off my iTunes
fuck Melanie Martinez.#MelanieMartinezisOverParty
— ❦WORLDWIDE HANDSOME WEEK❧ (@btsher_twt) December 5, 2017
— maddie (@HolySwiftly) December 5, 2017
— farhat (@aheadfullofari) December 5, 2017
if you still stan melanie, youre trash
if you support melanie, you trash
if you defend melanie, you trash
melanie martinez is trash
melanie martinez is cancelled#melaniemartinezisoverparty
— -(@lailarie_) December 5, 2017
— bryan (@knewcollins) December 5, 2017