Norwegian singer, 22, gets DEATH THREATS after using a black actor to play her love interest in music video about sleeping with an ex's friends
- Sophie Elise Isachsen was subjected to death threats and racist abuse
- Torrent of abuse came in response to blogger and singer's music video
- The video to All Your Friends sees Sophie Elise dance with a black actor
- Sophie Elise, 22, says vile abuse has left her too scared to leave the house
A Norwegian singer has revealed that she received death threats and racist abuse after her latest music video in which she stars against a black actor.
Sophie Elise Isachsen was horrified when abusive comments began pouring in online in response to the love story between herself and her co-star in the video to her single All Of Your Friends.
The 22-year-old says she has been left scared to leave her home after the abuse and threats, calling the experience 'the most brutal thing I've seen in my life'.
Horrifying: Norwegian singer Sophie Elise has been subjected to death threats after the release of her new video All Of Your Friends in which she stars opposite a black actor
Vile abuse: Commentators on YouTube attacked Sophie Elise and her co-star over the colour of his skin and their fictional interracial relationship
Living in fear: The 22-year-old Norwegian blogger and singer says the abuse online has left her scared to leave her house
Miss Isachsen, famous in her native country for her wildly popular blog, performs under her first and middle names - Sophie Elise.
'I've been a public figure in Norway for about six years so I am used to getting a lot of hate,' she told BBC's Newsbeat.
'But I really didn't think people would care about the guy's skin colour in my video.'
'I actually didn't want to remove the comments because I wanted people to see that this type of thing still goes on,' she added referring to the racism in the comments.
The video to All Of Your Friends sees the blonde beauty act out a passionate relationship with a partner, played by a black actor, while she sings about getting her revenge by sleeping with the ex's friends.
Performance: The video to All Of Your Friends sees her act out a passionate relationship with a partner, while she sings about getting her revenge by sleeping with his friends
Shutting it down: The video, seen some 250,000 times saw so many abusive comments that YouTube had to remove the ability to respond to the clip
The singer said she had expected some people to take offence to the lyrics, but never that the skin colour of her co-star would provoke responses
The singer said she had expected some people to take offence to the lyrics, but never that her co-star's skin colour would provoke reactions.
By Wednesday, it had been viewed some 250,000 times, but the comments section underneath has had to be turned off after it became filled with 'death threats, racist and sexist abuse'.
'I think [the abuse] is sick. I dont know what to say, I'm shocked,' the 22-year-old told Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang.
'I have been proud of the video from the start, but now it's suddenly much more important than I had planned.
'The video was supposed to show out love, but now it had become a symbol of something that is wrong in our society,' she added.
Famous: Sophie Elise is best known to Norwegians through her popular blog which she has been running since she was in her mid-teens
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