Beatbullying drops N-Dubz over threatening text messages

Band no longer part of anti-cyber bullying campaign after 'unacceptable' behaviour

Anti-bullying charity Beatbullying has dropped the band N-Dubz as the face of its anti-cyber bullying campaign after a member of the band sent threatening text messages to a member of the public.

Dappy, a rapper, was being interviewed on BBC Radio 1 when listener Chloe Moody sent a text message to the show in which she allegedly called him "a little boy in a silly hat".

Dappy found her mobile phone number using the BBC's system and sent her several text messages including one that said: "Your [sic] gonna die".

The band had been chosen to promote the charity's campaign against bullying through mobile phones and the internet.

Beatbullying has issued a statement saying: "Beatbullying in no way condones Dappy's behaviour. We stress that sending threatening messages of any kind is completely unacceptable.

"N-Dubz became Beatbullying ambassadors because they are a band young people listen to and one of the band members was bullied as a child. They have only ever used their position to support our charity's aims.

"However, Beatbullying is a charity that protects children and Dappy's behaviour is not becoming of an ambassador to young people. We have no further plans to work with the band."

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