Hailey Bieber is looking after her mental health, even if it means deleting social media. Overnight the 24-year-old spoke with psychiatrist, Dr. Jessica Clemons on the topic over Zoom. It’s no secret that Bieber is subject to relentless cyber bullying and according to her latest video, it caused her to delete Twitter.
“I think when you’re going through a situation where you just have so many people hounding you with the same thing over and over and over again, it starts to mess with your mind and then you start to question everything and you’re like, ‘Is there something that I’m not seeing that they see… Maybe they’re right?'” Bieber said.
Last month, the blonde beauty admitted that she lost “all anonymity” when she married Justin Bieber in 2018. Fierce loyalists of Justin’s ex-girlfriend, Selena Gomez, began bullying Bieber and it hasn’t stopped since. The trolling became so severe that in 2020, she was forced to address the issue on Instagram.
“NEWS FLASH: it hurts to be torn apart on the internet!!!” she wrote on Instagram in early 2020. “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.”
As revealed to Clemons, Bieber limits her use of Instagram to the weekend and has changed her settings to receive comments only from the people she follows. For the sake of her mental health.
“When I look at my comments now, when I put up a photo or a video or anything, I know it’s only going to be people that I know are only going to be positive and only going to be encouraging and uplifting.”
On the topic of Twitter, Bieber explained, “There was never really a time I would go on there that it didn’t feel like it was a very toxic environment. The thought of even opening the app gives me such bad anxiety that I feel like I’m going to throw up.”
“People can say whatever they want on the internet, you know, and then this stuff goes viral because people believe anything that they see on social media,” she continued.
Perhaps we can all take a leaf from her book. Watch the full conversation below.