Danielle Bregoli, who was made famous as the “cash me outside” girl on Dr. Phil, announced in a since-deleted Instagram post on Tuesday that she’s taking a break from Instagram. She’s now a rapper who goes by Bhad Bhabie, and she wrote a long post explaining her reasons for stepping away at this time.
“Due to my mental health I will b taking a small break from this app,” she wrote.
“I hate to say it but y’all won! Congrats mission complete! y’all made the lil 16 year old completely loose it!” she continued. “Social media has not only made me who I am but also is every reason I can’t sleep at night.”
“Imagine being called a racist white c–t very second of they day. I show off a tattoo they say I’m tryna b black… I defend myself then boom I’m labeled a racist,” she said.
“Everything I do will b considered wrong… image being me for a second — you just get a cute new wig and wanna show it off then the minute you post your mood is instantly killed bc your comment section if flooded with ‘this s— wants to be black so bad’ while wearing a straight blonde wig… this s— is really draining,” Bregoli continued.
She also added another message to her Instagram Story, writing, “Blows me how I watch people who can’t even tell me my favorite color try to tell me about myself and who I’m f and why I act how I do! When will y’all learn you don’t f– know me so stop speaking on me like you do.”
As PopCulture.com points out, this announcement comes on the heels of some recent controversy:
Bregoli’s decision to take a step back from social media comes just a month after she was accused of cultural appropriation after she debuted box-braids. Responding to the backlash, Bregoli said in a video that “I want to deeply apologize to everyone who’s life’s have seriously effected [sic] by the way I wear my hair and from the bottom of my heart I wanted to tell you suck my d— and yes apparently I guess I have really effected life’s I can’t figure out another reason why anyone would take time out of their day to write paragraphs and bully someone about hair).”