The songstress’s popularity in recent years has made her a popular target of online trolls and online harassment.
In October 2016, Mayer wrote a scathing blog post on her Instagram, titled “The Problem Is John Mayer.”
“I can’t wait for this world to be overrun with people who wear helmets,” she wrote.
“It’s going to be a good thing when the internet is flooded with them.
Then they can start killing me with their headgear.”
She said that if people don’t wear helmets they will die of traffic accidents.
Last year, Mayer was forced to delete a post after a user posted a photo of her wearing one.
“I think the best part of this whole ordeal was being able to stand up for myself,” Mayer wrote.
After the post was deleted, Mayer tweeted: “I don’t think it matters if people wear helmets or not, it’s important for us all to be safe.”
John Mayer (@johnmayer) October 14, 2018 “It was about the time I got hit by a bus, and the next thing I knew, my mom was crying.
“A week later, I was just like, ‘I’m done,’ ” Mayer said. “
“And then the next day, someone posted the photo of me wearing a full-face helmet. “
A week later, I was just like, ‘I’m done,’ ” Mayer said.
“And then the next day, someone posted the photo of me wearing a full-face helmet.
That’s when I decided I couldn’t take it anymore.”
Mayer’s Instagram post, which she deleted on Oct. 18, 2016, sparked an outcry online, with many commenters claiming that Mayer is being paid to promote her music through her Instagram account.
“John Mayer is a bigoted person, and he needs to stop using her name and be a more vocal, more vocal advocate for the safety of all people,” said Kelly Shipp, a spokesperson for Mothers Against Drunk Driving, a nonprofit that fights drunk driving.
The post was removed from Mayer’s account after the public outcry, but her Instagram page remains up, with the words “safety is my #1 priority.”
“John’s Instagram has been the most important thing that has changed for me and my family in the last two years,” Mayer said in a statement to BuzzFeed News.
“There are so many people in this world who wear headgear that make it hard for them to see, and that is why I am not in a position to make a living doing what I love to do.”
Mayer has not responded to BuzzFeed’s requests for comment.