In her latest YouTube blog, Hailey Bieber had a candid conversation with psychologist Jessica Clemons on social media's effects on mental health. The supermodel was open about why she deleted Twitter and limits her Instagram use.
In case you forgot, Hailey deactivated her Twitter account last summer. Now, the starlet spilled the tea on exactly why she left the app. "There was never really a time I would go on there that it didn't feel like it was a very toxic environment," Bieber explained. "The thought of even opening the app gives me such bad anxiety that I feel like I'm going to throw up."
The Drop the Mic host continued, "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." Bieber shared that her therapist helps her block out some of the digital chaos with reminders that it "really only exists in your screen."
"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?'" Hailey added.
The supermodel explained that the criticism got worse after she married Justin Bieber in 2018. "[It] really opened me up to this new kind of level of attention," she said. "I think one of the biggest things I struggled with for sure was the comparison aspect of body comparison and looks comparison and behavior comparison." Hailey has since restricted her Instagram so that only people she follows can comment on posts.
"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." A quick scroll through Hailey's Instagram confirms that. Her pics and videos are filled with supportive friends complimenting the starlet on her "Cute" shots and "Natural beauty." We stan Mrs. Bieber doing whatever she needs to stay happy and healthy. That's the kind of energy this world needs!