Hailey Bieber decided to start her new year by addressing her 24.1 million followers on the negative effects of trolling on social media apps such as Twitter and Instagram, and how hurtful it can be.
Take a look at an Instagram post she shared Friday, January 3.
“I would say my most favorite part of existing is human connection,” the 23-year-old model began her post. “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.”
“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,” Bieber wrote. “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!!!”
Hailey has faced backlash on social media severally as fans often have grasped at straws to perpetuate a beef between herself and her husband’s ex-girlfriend, Selena Gomez. Often, she has had to go on record to denounce rumors that certain posts were directed towards Gomez. She concluded the caption by saying the issue weighs often on her heart and hopes it resonates with other people.
“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,” she wrote. “Hopefully it speaks to someone struggling with the same.”
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