How Baby Ariel’s fans keep her strong:

“If I’m feel­ing down, they make me happy!

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It’s safe to say that 2016 has been a break­out year for Baby Ariel. The 15-year-old Florida na­tive took the so­cial me­dia world by storm as the most fol­lowed Muser on Mu­si­cal.ly, then hit the road on DigiTour. But with in­stant suc­cess came her fair share of haters. For­tu­nately, Ariel has banded to­gether with her fans to cre­ate the #ArielMove­ment, and she told J-14 about it!

From the very be­gin­ning, Ariel can re­mem­ber hav­ing her feel­ings hurt on­line. “When I started so­cial me­dia, I was get­ting a lot of hate,” she re­calls to J-14 ex­clu­sively. “It hurt me a lot when peo­ple would call me ugly or tell me the mu­sic I lis­ten to was bad.” It dawned on Ariel that she prob­a­bly wasn’t the only per­son deal­ing with such mean words, so that’s when she de­cided to start the #ArielMove­ment, a hash­tag used to en­cour­age con­fi­dence. “I want to re­mind my fans to stay con­fi­dent and not worry about what oth­ers think,” she tells us. “I’ll tweet with the hash­tag, or go in my DMs, and if they need help, I’ll be there for them!”

But what Ariel didn’t ex­pect was to get that same help in re­turn! “My sup­port­ers are su­per nice,” she smiles to J-14. “If I’m not happy, they’ll en­cour­age me to be happy just like I en­cour­age them to al­ways stay happy. They’re al­ways there for me.” Aww — sounds like the mak­ings for a per­fect friend­ship to us!

The Mu­si­cal.ly star and her fans use

so­cial me­dia to spread pos­i­tiv­ity!

“So­cial me­dia made me aware of some of my in­se­cu­ri­ties,” Ariel ad­mits. “That’s why I started the #ArielMove­ment.”

▶ “I want them to know

that I’m al­ways there

for them,” Ariel says of her mil­lions

of fans.

#FanGoals!

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