Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas says “no more” to cyber bullying and is asking social media to join her in the fight to end such cruelty. The singer recently wrote a heartfelt letter to fans after her son, Tron Austin, was bullied by a popular gossip site.
“Most of you know me as a member of the group TLC, but everyone who knows me personally knows being a MOM is my number one priority,” wrote Thomas. “The health and safety of my son means more to me that any accomplishment or achievement I’ve received being an entertainer.”
The singer went on to explain, “Recently my son was targeted negatively by [a] popular gossip site. I can’t describe the anger I felt at my son being ridiculed continuously…I know there are many celebrity parents that have to or one day will have to comfort their children when being attacked by media and it isn’t right. Adults have the mental capacity to deal and prioritize. Most importantly my son had no choice in who his mother was just like many other celebrity kids do not. It isn’t fair that our children have to deal with cyber bullying because of the career choice of their parents. Anyone under the age of 18 should not be ridiculed or targeted.”
Chilli called for an apology from the gossip site and encouraged readers to sign a petition that protects children of celebrity parents from future ridicule. Tron is Thomas’ only child with Dallas Austin. The teen was born on June 2, 1997.