Hailey Bieber opens up about quitting Twitter for good

Daniella Scott
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From Cosmopolitan

Hailey Bieber has opened up about why she qui Twitter for good during summer 2020, saying that the app was "toxic" and made her "such bad anxiety" she felt like she would "throw up".

Speaking with psychologist Dr Jessica Clemmons she spoke about her decision to leave the app, clarifying that the decision is final.

"There was never really a time I would go on there that it didn't feel like it was a very toxic environment," she explained during the video interview. "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?" she continued. "And then this stuff goes viral because people believe anything that they see on social media."

She also spoke about how seeing a therapist has helped her to keep perspective on social media, reminding her 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," she continued.

Photo credit: Hailey Bieber - YouTube
Photo credit: Hailey Bieber - YouTube

She added that her marriage to Justin Bieber in 2019 opened her up to far more public attention than she'd ever received. As a result, as well as quitting Twitter, she now has certain rules and limits on her Instagram account, which mean that only people she knows can comment on her posts.

"I think one of the biggest things I struggled with for sure was the comparison aspect of body comparison and looks comparison and behaviour comparison.

"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 up-lifting."

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Hailey's comments about Twitter come just days after Chrissy Teigen deactivated her own account telling fans, "I've always been portrayed as the strong clap back girl but I'm just not."

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