Hailey Bieber, the model and wife of famous singer Justin Bieber, has been under intense public scrutiny for the past few months due to the drama that ensued after fans accused her, along with Kendall and Kylie Jenner, of mocking Selena Gomez in their TikTok videos and Instagram stories.
The situation reached its peak at the end of March, when Selena called on her followers to stop harassing and threatening Hailey, and the latter has now spoken out about the impact it has had on her mental health.
The Toll on Mental Health
"I like to make jokes about how I feel because sometimes it's easier than admitting I'm having a hard time," Hailey wrote in a recent post on social media.
"But truthfully since 2023 started, I have had some of the saddest, hardest moments I've ever had in my adult life, and my mind and emotions have been fragile to say the least." She went on to express that she knows many others feel the same way and encouraged them to know they are not alone.
Hailey also spoke about the importance of being kind to one another, saying, "Let's keep being there for one another. Let's be there for loved ones, friends, family, and strangers. Let's just be there for people. Let's keep showing up for each other even when it's hard.
We're better together."
The Controversial Origin
The drama between Hailey and Selena started in mid-January when paparazzi published photos of Selena on the beach, highlighting her "imperfect" figure.
During a recent episode of the TV show "Method Man," the host described the show as "a one-on-one rap battle full of the meanest lyrics about a celebrity since Taylor Swift's last album." Hailey feigned gagging at the mention of Swift's name, which many fans saw as a direct insult to Selena.
Reaching Out for Kindness
In response to the hate and negativity that Hailey was receiving, Selena took to social media to defend her, writing, "Hailey Bieber reached out to me and let me know that she has been receiving death threats and such hateful negativity.
This isn't what I stand for. No one should have to experience hate or bullying." Selena went on to advocate for kindness and expressed her wish for the situation to end.
The Impact of Social Media
Hailey opened up about how hard the situation has been for everyone involved and expressed her concern about the millions of people witnessing all the hate and negativity surrounding the drama.
She criticized social media for creating extreme division instead of bringing people together and encouraged everyone to be more thoughtful about what they post and say.