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Yaya Dacosta Decides To Quit Social Media After Getting Bullied For Whitney Houston Role



SMH  Yaya Dacosta has been getting some nasty backlash after being cast as Whitney Houston in the upcoming Lifetime biopic. But instead of exiting the movie — like Zendaya Coleman did (or was forced to) after she was tapped to play Aaliyah Yaya’s just going to quit social media to deal.

After fans of the late singer started bullying the actress on social media August 9 (Whitney’s birthday) Yaya decided that was enough. She then decided to shut down all of her social media accounts….but not without a message first:

Although I’m a private person by nature, I reluctantly heeded the advice of seemingly knowledgeable socialistas who insist that these outlets- Instagram, Twitter etc.- are the new way. “Connect with your fans”, they say. So I swam out of my cozy cave a little, shared a little, held hands a little- only to have those hands of strangers squeeze and pull and punch. They steal your photos, miss the message, and point to delusion. I’m simply an actor for hire- like Whitney would say, just a human being. Until the consumers we pour our hearts out to on stage or on a movie screen learn that “artist” is not a synonym for “punching back”, I’m going back in. Back to basics. Back to instincts. Protecting my family. Projecting only what the public can handle. When we meet in person, love, humanity, and shared light, are real. But as long as ugly, unhappy people sit their happy meal asses on fat couches and spit venom to make themselves feel better, I swim. Thanking God for my beautiful, beautiful family.”

We honestly don’t blame her for wanting to find a little peace.

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