Saturday 25 January 2020

Hailey Bieber hits out at online trolls

The model is married to Canadian pop star Justin.

Hailey Bieber has hit out at online trolls and said ‘it hurts to be torn apart on the internet’ (Jennifer Graylock/PA)
Hailey Bieber has hit out at online trolls and said ‘it hurts to be torn apart on the internet’ (Jennifer Graylock/PA)

By Keiran Southern, PA Los Angeles Correspondent

Hailey Bieber has hit out at online trolls and said “it hurts to be torn apart on the internet”.

The model and wife of Justin Bieber is frequently targeted by fans of Selena Gomez, who previously dated the Canadian pop star.

Hailey Bieber has now said social media “is SUCH a breeding ground for cruelty towards each other” where people “resort to hatred”.

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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 :)

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In a lengthy post on Instagram, she wrote: “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!!!”

Bieber, 23, married her fellow Canadian Justin in 2018.

She has previously criticised “delusional” trolls commenting on her marriage and comparing her to her husband’s former girlfriend Gomez.

In her latest Instagram post, Bieber told her 24 million followers it “hurts” to be compared to other people.

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Hailey Bieber is married to Canadian pop star Justin Bieber (AP Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

She said: “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.”

Her post comes after Justin released his first solo single in five years. Titled Yummy, it appeared to be about his wife and contained the lyrics “I’m elated that you are my lady”.

Gomez, who dated Justin on-and-off from 2010 up until early 2018, released her own single in October.

Love You To Lose Me was widely believed to be about their failed relationship.

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