Hailey Bieber opens up about social media cruelty in emotional Instagram post
Good for her!
2019, to anyone paying attention, was a pretty great year for Hailey Bieber, right?
The model married the love of her life, in a ceremony surrounded by her friends and family.
Not too shabby.
However, not everything is perfect, and we only see some of what these celebrities go through.
Hailey Bieber recently opened up in an emotional Instagram post, about the struggles she faced in 2019.
The main one was cruelty on social media, which she said affected her "mentally and emotionally".
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In the lengthy post, she wrote:
"I would say my most favourite part of existing is human connection. I absolutely love connecting with other people, I love finding common interests between me and others, hearing people’s story, I love laughing with others, and I love crying with others. I feel so very very deeply."
"My heart explodes with happiness when my friends and family are happy and my heart feels crushed when they are hurting and sad. The reason I say all of this is: because I love to connect, I do my best to expose my heart which means I love freely and I empathise deeply, and because of that I also hurt very easily when I feel like people don’t see my heart and see me for who I am and the reason I’m even sharing this, is because Instagram, Twitter etc is SUCH a breeding ground for cruelty towards each other, and because people don’t take the time to connect with each other on an honest level before they resort to hatred, it starts to damage what could be really beautiful human interaction and connection."
"I could sit here all day and say the hate doesn’t bug me, that the words that are said don’t affect me. But NEWS FLASH: it hurts to be torn apart on the internet!!! It hurts to be compared to other human beings every single day, it hurts for people to jump to conclusions and make assumptions. It hurts to be called names, and to feel like you don’t measure up to a certain standard.. the list goes on and on."
"I share this only because it weighs often on my heart and because it’s important to be honest about how these things affect us mentally and emotionally. Hopefully it speaks to someone struggling with the same. With that being said Happy New Year. Let’s connect more in 2020."
She makes a valid point.
Let's all make an effort to be kind this year. It costs nothing.