Madison Beer Faces Backlash On Twitter After Saying She Romanticizes ‘’Lolita’’

Madison Beer came under fire for comments she made about the controversial 1955’s novel, Lolita. The singer said that it’s one of her “favorite” books and admitted that she “romanticizes” it. The clip was recorded and soon shared widely on Twitter—which in result, people are sparking criticism over the 21 years old singer for “romanticizing” the pedophilia in the book and spurring the trending hashtag #MadisonBeerIsOverParty.

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For those who don’t know, Lolita is a story about a middle-aged professor named Humbert who fantasizes romantic feelings over a 12-year-old girl. He eventually becomes sexually involved—wait let me fix that—he trapped and raped her after becoming her stepfather. Yes, Humbert eventually married Lolita’s mother, then her mother died and he is free to ‘’groom’’ the innocent 12-years-old Lolita. 

I’ve always known it’s a controversial book. But I’ve always said it’s my favorite. Because I just like that story. I like dark stories

And despite the controversial nature of the book, Madison confirmed on her Instagram Live that she “romanticizes” it. “I definitely do,” Madison said. “But we’re not going to talk about that.” After the criticism came pouring in, Madison attempted to justify herself in a now-deleted tweet. “People have their own interpretations of the book,” she wrote. “I didn’t write it. I just like it and don’t see it in the way others might. I’ve always known it’s a controversial book. But I’ve always said it’s my favorite. Because I just like that story. I like dark stories. Always have.” 

After Madison made her comments, the hashtag #MadisonBeerIsOverParty began trending on Twitter.

However, the young star soon apologized. “I love u guys & I’m sorry,” she tweeted. “I misspoke and would never condone inappropriate relationships of any kind. I’m sincerely sorry for it seeming like I do. Let me make it clear—I do not. Have a good night.” One fan even urged her to be more careful with what she says in the future. To that, Madison responded, “Yes and I need to be mindful of other people’s experiences and I apologize sincerely. I’d never want to hurt anyone.” 

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