Sam Fender Has Perfect Reply To School Bullies Who Ask Him To Sing At Their Wedding
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Sam Fender who won Best Album By A UK Artist at the NME Awards 2022 has a very blunt message to the kids who bullied him at sixth form.
The 27-year-old has taken the music industry by storm over the past few years and was recently rewarded with two NME awards, the other one being Best Album In The World.
However, when chatting to Sunday Times Culture, he had some stern words about his former bullies.
He said: "There was a corner of the common room that they used to call peasants’ corner, and that’s where I used to sit.
"But they’re all asking us to play their weddings now.
"And I subsequently tell them all to f*** off.
Despite being famous, Fender, like anyone in the public eye, is no stranger to getting trolled on the internet.
He previously told LADbible that he's had to learn to 'leave it alone' with online trolls.
Fender said: "As long as the internet exists and as long as the human race exists, trolls will exist.
"It's out of our hands really.
"You could say: 'let's flood the internet with positivity. Let's put a nice comments under every bad comment'. But nice people aren't going to do that because they're not so f***ing boring that they're trawling round the internet.
"Good people don't do that. People who've got a life don't troll the internet."
He added: "My advice to anyone putting music or anything else on the internet would be to only listen to the people you respect.
"Respect works both ways. If someone you don't know or respect says my music is s***, it doesn't mean anything. Similarly, don't listen to the excessive praise either. You're just feeding your ego and you can end up getting a bit lost and s*** if you lose that thing.
"Just ignore it all [laughs]."
Giving advice on how to deal with mental health in relation to social media, he concluded: "Don't use your phone as a point of reference for your self esteem. It's not going to fix anything. I get my self esteem bolstered by my friends and family, by people I respect.
"Don't leave your self esteem in the hands of some f***jng pr**k on Twitter."