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This is an important reminder everyone.

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Believe Survivors

Over the last week or so many sexual allegations towards celebrities have come out. Some fans favorites such as Justin Bieber, Ansel Elgort, Cole Spouse, and Danny Materson have been accused of sexual assault. Social Media has been brutal since this all has been released but not so much for the celebrities but the survivors.

Many fans resorted to calling the girls liars and pathetic. Which honestly makes me so angry and disappointed. WE do not know these people. We only see what they allow us to see. So people can not sit here and say that this is impossible because it isn't. WE have seen many people in the media the last few years get accused of sexual assault who did it. Just because they are your "idol" does not mean they can't do no harm.

Fans do not know these celebrities they just think they know them. It seems to be impossible for them to make mistakes so this might come to a shock for them. But regardless you should ALWAYS believe the survivor. I believe each one of these girls. I much rather believe a survivor and be wrong than stand by a rapist. No matter what happened prior, what they were wearing, or if they were drinking. It does not matter.

It's sad to see when victims come forward about something so traumatizing they are belittled and asked stupid questions by family, friends, cops, judges, etc. It needs to stop. No one deserves to go through something like this. We need to stand by each other and believe one another. Women should not be scared of speaking out because of judgment from other women.

So I ask all of you to stand by these victims and listen to their stories. Make sure your friends don't do questionable things either and if they do, call them out. And for anyone reading this who is a survivor. You are so strong and I believe you.

The National Sexual Assault Hotline.

1-800-656-4673

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