Bebe Rexha has released the official music video for her latest hit single “I’m A Mess,” and the Internet’s reaction has been very mixed. While many fans applauded the singer for opening up about her personal struggles, others felt that the video is problematic for glamorizing mental health issues.
“Oh look at Bebe Rexha making fun of people in mental facilities,” one Twitter user wrote, while another tweeted. “Bebe’s appropriation and misrepresentation of mental illness to sell music is truly grim.”
“I have been very vocal and honest about my ongoing struggle with anxiety and depression,” Rexha told fans. “I wanted to create a video and song that expressed my truth. This video is a celebration of me finally being able to accept my imperfections. I’m okay with not being okay all the time. If you feel alone or lost please know you are not, and you are loved.”
“I’m A Mess” is the latest single from Rexha’s debut album Expectations, which was released on June 22.