BBC agree to delete footage after Glastonbury artist Billy Nomates receives abuse online
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The BBC have agreed to delete the footage of Billy Nomate's performance from their social media after the singer received abuse online.
In a statement to social media, the 33-year-old singer wrote: "The level of personal abuse on @bbc6music socials for goin [sic] to work today is insane.
"I’ve asked for all footage to be removed. I know it’s not for everyone what I do.
"I know lots of people don’t rate me. But the level of personal abuse on that public page is too much. There will be no more shows after this summer.
She concluded: "You wouldn’t stay in a workplace that did this to you. Why should I."
The BBC have since obliged and removed the clips of Billy Nomates' performance from their online platforms.
In a statement to LADbible, a spokesperson for the BBC said: "We want 6 Music to be a place where brilliant artists such as Billy Nomates are celebrated and supported, and we have respected Tor’s request to have the clip posted on our social channels removed."
We also attempted to contact Billy Nomate's reps for comment.
After speaking out about the abuse she'd received, the singer has since garnered a lot of love and support from fellow musicians and fans.
The singer-songwriter Billy Bragg wrote: “Solidarity from everyone at Left Field with Billy No Mates who was so badly abused online after her @glastonbury set was posted on @BBC6Music that she asked them to take the clip down.
"She played a set for us last year and was brilliant. You’ll always have place here Tor."
Portishead star Geoff Barrow also showed his support: “This is what some female artists have to put up with from #6music Dads online.
"#BillyNoMates is one of the most talented song writers and performers I’ve ever worked with and had the pleasure to know."
BBC 6 Music DJ Mary Anne Hobbs also chimed in to share her support, tweeting: "100 per cent love for Billy Nomates."
While comedian Robin Ince added: "I hope Billy Nomates has seen all the people praising her this morning - to give your all and then see people sneer or dismiss can utterly break you - but it seems there is also a huge amount of love out there for her - deservingly so."