Hailey Bieber is opening up about her experience on social media, calling sites like Instagram and Twitter "a breeding ground for cruelty.” The 23-year-old model spoke out in a lengthy Instagram post on Friday stating, "NEWS FLASH: it hurts to be torn apart on the internet!!!" Discussing the negative effects social media has on her, Justin Bieber's wife began her post by pouring her heart out. “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,” she stated.
'My Heart Feels Crushed'
“My heart explodes with happiness when my friends and family are happy and my heart feels crushed when they are hurting and sad," Hailey Bieber continued. “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.”
'Breeding Ground for Cruelty'
The model, who wed Justin Bieber for the second time in September, then explained, “the reason I’m even sharing this, 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.” She added that she could “sit here all day and say the hate doesn’t bug me,” but negative comments actually do bother her.
'It Hurts To Be Called Names'
“NEWS FLASH: it hurts to be torn apart on the internet!!!” Hailey Bieber wrote. “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.” Mrs. Bieber said this “weighs often on my heart,” adding, “it’s important to be honest about how these things affect us mentally and emotionally.” Hailey Bieber concluded her message by writing, "Hopefully it speaks to someone struggling with the same."