I did not actually want to talk about any of this. But I have to say, since this “Social Media Isn’t Real Life” nonsense started, people at the other side of the wall are looking in through a tiny hole and assuming the one thing they see represents everything in the room.
I’ll admit that at the start, I was on her side. I felt for her and thought maybe she really was overwhelmed and used social media the wrong way so it ended up bringing her down. But now, after seeing everything, after watching her videos and the videos of some other people who were close to her about “social media”, I don’t believe it anymore.
Maybe it’s harsh but honestly at this point she seems like just another attention seeker who’s looking for any way to get more publicity. IF she was really quitting social media, you wouldn’t see or hear from her anymore. That’s my opinion anyway.
Now, over my whole social media experience on Instagram, I’ve had many lovely and loyal followers. People who are open, real, supportive and genuine. But since this blew up, I’ve been getting comments, messages on snapchat and DMs from people I’ve never even heard from before and they are being downright ridiculous and rude. I don't get how any of these people are comparing someone like me to someone like Essena, we do completely different things, have completely different ideas and have our accounts for completely different reasons. WAKE UP!
So writing this, I’m going to make certain things clear for my point of view.
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