The Saturdays singer Mollie King has revealed how she has often become upset over remarks made about her or the band over the internet and she has even phoned her manager in tears in the past. Mollie claims that people online can be so cruel and that she often does not like reading what people say about her, especially those comparing her to a chimpanzee.
King explained, “When we released our first single, we got horrible comments on YouTube slating us. I phoned our management in tears saying, 'Everyone hates us'. As time goes by, you learn not to take those comments on board. We receive a bit of abuse every day either on Twitter or YouTube but I'm doing what I love for a living and let it all go over my head."
She added, "I have very active grandparents who have just discovered the internet and tell me all the things they've read about me. You want to see what the fans think of your new singles and videos but you always get one or two bad comments. Sometimes it sticks in your mind if someone says you look like a chimpanzee. I don't understand who has time to send stuff like that."
It was recently suggested that The Saturdays would not be able to commit to their December tour dates, following the illness of Frankie Sandford. However, they have confirmed that they will be sticking to their commitments 100% and that Frankie would be back with the band on a full time basis, as soon as she is well enough.