9-year old singer Vedder Gabriel has shared a new video of himself hugging Chris Cornell’s widow Vicky at the MoPOP museum for the unveiling of the Chris Cornell statue.
He wrote on Instagram, “Met a real life angel 👼 @vickycornell I WILL NEVER EVER EVER LISTEN TO ANYBODY WHO TELLS ME I CAN’T🤘PROMISE🙏 ❤️your Friend always VEDDER #loudlove #chriscornellforever #voiceofourgeneration #keepthepromise #chriscornell.”
Back in March, Vedder Gabriel sang “Dead and Bloated” with Stone Temple Pilots at a show in Phoenix and he drew widespread praise from fans online, but he recently received a nasty comment on YouTube. The comment read, “This kid better go to college, because his voice sucks balls!”
Gabriel shared a screenshot of the comment on Twitter, and his response he wanted to post: “Thanks for the reply I will be in college in 9 years and work on my vocals.”
He also tweeted, “I got my first Negative Comment, this is how i want 2 respond🙏🏻 what do u think?”
Chris Cornell’s widow Vicky, who has been a victim of online bullying since her late husband’s death in May 2017, sent a message of support on Twitter to the young singer.
“It’s not worth your response. How sad for an adult especially, to write that about a little boy. To think what horrible life they must have & how damaged they must be. We must feel sorry for these people really. They are the lowest of the low. Don’t let them get you down.”
Vedder shares a name with Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder.
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Met a real life angel 👼 @vickycornell I WILL NEVER EVER EVER LISTEN TO ANYBODY WHO TELLS ME I CAN’T🤘PROMISE🙏 ❤️your Friend always VEDDER #loudlove #chriscornellforever #voiceofourgeneration #keepthepromise #chriscornell . . . . . . #soundgarden #audioslave #templeofthedog #mopopculture #veddergabriel #noonesingslikeyouanymore #pearljam @kroq #vickycornell @chriscornellofficial @mopopseattle @schoolofrockscottsdale @themattcameron