A Norwegian pop star says she’s acquired loss of life threats after utilizing a black actor to play her love curiosity in a music video.
Sophie Elise informed Radio 1 Newsbeat: “There’s been a lot hate, it is essentially the most brutal factor I’ve seen in my life.”
“The video was speculated to be about love. It simply exhibits that it is 2017 however we’ve not gone very far.”
The singer says she’s afraid to depart her home.
She’s closed her Instagram over the undesirable consideration.
The 22-year-old additionally says she disabled the feedback possibility on the YouTube publish due to the abuse she was getting.
Sophie Elise was not too long ago signed by the Common Music Group. That makes her label mates with Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Kanye West.
The video for her newest single, All Your Associates has greater than 250,000 views.
Though they’ve now been eliminated the feedback included loss of life threats in addition to racist and sexist abuse.
“I truly did not wish to take away the feedback as a result of I wished individuals to see that any such factor nonetheless goes on.
“I have been a public determine in Norway for about six years so I’m used to getting a number of hate.
“However I actually did not suppose individuals would care in regards to the man’s pores and skin color in my video.”
Sophie Elise, lives in Oslo, and admitted she thought the monitor would provoke some dialogue however due to the lyrics not the music video.
In it she sings about sleeping with an ex-boyfriend’s associates – as an act of revenge.
“I all the time write from expertise and it is based mostly on an precise relationship however the bit about what I might do to his associates is not true.
“It is extra about eager to take revenge on somebody who’s harm you,” she stated.
The fact TV star turned singer says the expertise hasn’t put her off utilizing black fashions or actors sooner or later.
“You understand my associates who’re black acquired actually unhappy as a result of they had been questioning like, ‘Are we price much less?’
“Additionally I am actually unhappy for my dad and mom as a result of they’re fearful about me and I do not need them to see issues like this.”
Sophie Elise says she’s additionally spoken to the actor within the video who’s conscious of the controversy.
“Earlier than we launched the video I sat down with the label to speak about what individuals would possibly say over the music however nobody even thought a black male lead could be considered one of them.
“The perfect factor I can do is simply maintain making music and delightful movies and maintain sticking-up for what I imagine in.”