The 23-year-old went on to say apps like Instagram and Twitter are "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 went on to explain to her 24 million followers that the reason she was sharing the lengthy message was "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.
I feel so very very deeply,” Bieber wrote in the caption of her Instagram post of a stunning blue sea. "My heart explodes with happiness when my friends and family are happy and my heart feels crushed when they are hurting and sad.
When speaking with Glamour in 2019, Bieber said, "I just wish we all embraced the truth behind social media more. "It's like a movie, it's not real—it's a set with lighting, and cameras, and production," she added. "It's created.
Let’s connect more in 2020. " As of Saturday (January 4) the post had more than half a million likes and thousands of comments, so here's hoping her message of kindness and acceptance resonates on social for the rest of 2020.
On Friday, the model took to Instagram to share a truly personal post where she got candid about how negative comments, messages, and bullying on social media affects her. “I would say my most favorite part of existing is human connection.
To close her message, Bieber wrote, "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.
Bieber added that she could sit there "all day" and pretend the messages don't bother her, but, she noted, "NEWS FLASH: it hurts to be torn apart on the internet!!!
BERLIN, GERMANY – NOVEMBER 20: Hailey Bieber attends the Calvin Klein "A Night of Music, Discovery and Celebration" event on November 20, 2019 in Berlin, Germany.
Gomez herself had to take to social media to ask her followers to treat Bieber with kindness. © 2020 Condé Nast. All rights reserved.
The model is getting candid about dealing with trolls on Instagram. https://t.co/PLuHSysoaY— Glamour (@glamourmag) January 5, 2020