By now you’ve probably heard about Kesha’s legal battle with Sony and mega-producer Dr. Luke, whom she claims sexually assaulted her on several occasions.
Numerous celebrities have voiced their support for Kesha, and over the weekend, she received the Human Rights Campaign’s Visibility Award.
Unfortunately, the recent turmoil in Kesha’s life appears to have taken a toll, and it seems that for many who watched her acceptance speech, her unusual demeanor may have overshadowed her message.
“She must be on antidepressants or something. she suddenly put on a lot of weight,” wrote one YouTube commenter. “Seems kinda distant and slurring speech. Typical of someone who’s body is still getting used to new meds. Hope she is ok.”
“She looks so sad and broken. Its sad to see such a good person go through what she’s going through.,” wrote another.
Thankfully, most fans focused on the content of Kesha’s speech, and not her apparent physical difficulties.
“Her speech was really meaningful even though something wasn’t right about her behavior,” wrote one viewer.
Kesha acknowledged that she’s been struggling emotionally in recent weeks, saying, “As many of you know I am going through some personal things that have been really intense and hard lately and I just want to say thank you for any support I have received.”
Her situation would be a difficult for anyone to endure, and such intense public scrutiny surely only compounds the pressure.
Here’s hoping Kesha receives whatever kind of help she may need.