Jennifer Hudson Faces Online Abuse With Comments As Extreme As Telling Her To “Kill Herself” For Appearing In Music Video Campaign For Shell.
Jennifer Hudson has faced abuse from cruel trolls after appearing in a music video campaign for Shell.
The singer, 35, performs a song called Best Day Of My Life alongside Pixie Lott and four other musicians, in order to promote the brand’s support of clean energy.
However the Daily Star reports that the new judge of The Voice UK has been attacked by environmentalists for participating in the Make The Future campaign – with one particularly abusive user even telling her to kill herself.
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Jennifer and her co-stars are seen singing against demonstrations of six different green energy resources from across the globe, to highlight the worldwide support of less damaging fuel sources for the campaign.
Yet the video, which has been watched more than 100 million times on Shell’s Facebook page, has received huge backlash – with the Dreamgirls star particularly being targeted for working with the ‘evil’ oil firm.
One user however, whose name and photo have not been verified, made a string of highly abusive posts on the video, which called for Jennifer to put ‘a rope round her neck’ and ‘jump’.
He also deemed her the ‘scum of the earth’ and suggested she ‘eat a broken glass sandwich and put it on Instagram.’
Other users admitted their disappointment in the singer – with one criticising her for supporting a company ‘who loves f****** up the sealife/wildlife/planet’ in exchange for a fee.
MailOnline has contacted representatives of Jennifer Hudson for comment.
Meanwhile endless other users criticised Shell themselves, for spending money on the project rather than the global task at hand.
Additional critics slammed Shell for focusing on ‘celebrities’ rather than ‘science’ – with Jennifer and Pixie joined in the video by Steve Aoki, Brazilian singer Luan Santana, Steve Aoki, China’s Tan WeiWei and Yemi Alade.
She spoke of her excitement about her return to England before the show kicked off, gushing: ‘I’ve always had such amazing fans here so my experiences here have always been amazing. It’s great to be here for a longer stay.’
Dressed in a thigh-skimming sequin dress, the Spotlight hitmaker then dazzled viewers as she joined forces with fellow judges will.i.am, Gavin Rossdale and Tom Jones for a performance to open the new series on Saturday night.
Fans flocked to Twitter to praise her appearance on the series, with one calling her voice ‘amazing’ while another claimed she ‘came in & bossed.’ (sic)
In 2008, her mother Darnell Donerson and brother Jason were shot down in her hometown of Chicago, while her seven-year-old nephew Julian found dead in an abandoned SUV days later, after being reported missing.
Talking to Oprah about the devastating events in 2012, the star admitted: ‘There were so many shocks involved in it. Like, who do I grieve for first? Or, who do I start with?
‘It’s bits and pieces. It’s too much. You’re confused. Your emotions are confused.’
Former brother-in-law William Balfour, who was found guilty of the murders, was sentenced to three life sentences without the possibility of parole, as well as 120 years for other crimes.
By Julia Pritchard for MailOnline