Bec Sandridge Calls For An Online Safe Space Policy After Personal Attacks Over Her ‘Like A Version’Written by Sam Murphy on February 23, 2017
Aussie muso Bec Sandridge has called for “an online safe space policy” after being met with personal attacks online following her Like A Version on triple j last week.
Sandridge took on John Farnham’s ‘You’re The Voice’ for her cover and while it was always going to be divisive she was personally attacked online.
“I think it’s actually opened up a really interesting and great conversation around misogyny and women in the music industry,” she said in an interview with the music.
“But also more importantly, I think for me, it really shone through that there needs to be an online safe space policy and there needs to be protection for artists.”
Sandridge said that she’s got “thick skin” so thankfully she wasn’t affected by it but she thought it was “scary” that artists who are putting themselves out there could be met with that level of criticism.
“It’s fine to not like something but the moment it becomes violent and derogatory that’s not okay.”
Unfortunately, often the trolls come across louder than the supporters. Sandridge is likely to see more vocal supporters though when she begins her tour tonight in support of her debut EP ‘In The Fog’.