♦ Hailey Baldwin called out trolls in an Insta, writing, "NEWS FLASH: it hurts to be torn apart on the internet!!!"
♦ She also called social media "a breeding ground for cruelty."
It may be a new year, but we've still got the same ol' Hailey Baldwin, cause girl is once again letting it all out on Instagram. As those of us who carefully track Mrs. Bieber's moves on social media will know, Hailey is no stranger to getting brutally honest on the internet, whether that means clapping back at a Swifie who was upset with Justin, seemingly shading Selena Gomez's new music, or sharing that rumors of her being pregnant were simply based on a food baby. It's been good times!
And yesterday, Hails opened up in a different type of way, sharing some of the struggles that come with being famous. She wrote a lengthy Instagram caption saying that "Twitter etc is SUCH a breeding ground for cruelty," and got personal, writing:
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I would say my most favorite 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 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 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 :)
It's not clear if Hailey's post is in response to a specific incident or just in general, but FYI this isn't the first time that Hailey has addressed the her trolls. In a September 2019 interview with Vogue Australia, Hailey admitted that people who say negative things about her marriage with Justin make her question their relationship, sharing, "you can’t help but wonder: 'Does someone see something that I don't see?'"
Basically, people just need to stop being online bullies!