‘Breeding ground for cruelty’: Hailey Bieber lets out woes about negativity in social media
American model Hailey Baldwin Bieber lamented how social media “is such a breeding ground for cruelty,” rather than being used as a positive conduit for human connection.
The 23-year-old said her “most favorite part of existing is human connection,” although it is her openness and sensitivity to others that cause her to get easily hurt as well, she admitted on Instagram yesterday, Jan. 4.
“I absolutely love connecting with other people,” she said. “I love finding common interests between me and others, hearing people’s [stories], 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,” she added.
The model shared how she values connection, saying: “I do my best to expose my heart which means I love freely and I empathize 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.”
She went on to explain that the reason she is sharing this is because social media “is SUCH a breeding ground for cruelty for each other.”
“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,” she lamented.
Bieber also stressed how she cannot just pretend that the negativity does not affect her, or “sit here all day and say the hate doesn’t bug me.”
“NEWS FLASH: it hurts to be torn apart on the internet!!!” she emphasized. “It hurts to be compared to other human beings every single day, it hurts for people to jump to conclusions and make assumptions.”
Bieber added that it hurts to be called names, and to “feel like you don’t measure up to a certain standard,” among others.
“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 stressed. “Hopefully it speaks to someone struggling with the same.”
The 23-year-old model got married for a second time with pop star Justin Bieber in September 2019. JB
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