First, Prince William and wife Kate Middleton announced plans to tackle cyber-bullying; now, a queen is joining the fight. RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Kelly Mantle’s new pop track, “Keyboard Courage”, is intended to be an anthem for anyone who has been harassed or stalked online.
“I’ve been called every name in the book,” she reveals. “One person tweeted ‘Kelly Mantle is so ugly. She looks like a burn victim going through chemo.’
“Not everyone can laugh it off. It’s a scary thought that someone’s heartless, mindless words could drive another person to take their life.”
“My hope is that Keyboard Courage can be that song kids listen to and be reminded to not get discouraged by online bullies,” continues Kelly Mantle from her Hollywood home.
A new report commissioned by UltraViolet, GLAAD, Kairos, and Women’s March shows that women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ people experience higher levels of harassment and threats of violence...