Bella Thorne is known for being brutally honest and in a recent interview with the Gay Times, she revealed just how badly social media affects her.
In fact, the 21-year-old says that Instagram makes her “really sad.”
“I’m not gonna lie, Instagram never really makes me feel comfortable,” she said.
“I’m never like, ‘Oh, I feel so comfortable that I’m scrolling through Instagram.’ If anything, Instagram makes me feel uncomfortable at almost all times. Yeah, it’s nice to know what everyone is doing, like literally, what the f**k is everybody doing right now? But beside that, when I scroll through my phone on social media at night, it ends up making me really sad. Something about it makes me depressed, so I always end up tossing my phone down and lying on the bed huffing and puffing.”
Studies have shown that social media can cause depression so it’s not surprising to hear that Bella feels this way.
Last year, Bella revealed how she has used social media to fund her lifestyle and how she was even able to buy a house from money earnt from Instagram.
"Instagram is 100 percent a job to me,” she told Vogue. “I started out at 18 with literally $200 in my bank account and I bought this house a year later, a year and a half. That's all from social media.”
The former Disney star also revealed just how much money she gets paid for posting.
“For [an Instagram] grid posting, it's 65 grand a post,” she said. “For story posting, it's anywhere from 10 to 20K, and for Snapchat, it's the same as Insta story.”
Despite earning money from the platform, Bella is aware of how unhealthy it can be.
"I put myself out there the way I do on social media because I want people to see who I am. I was raised to think that social media is everything," she said.
"When I was younger, my mom used to run my social media, and it was always like, 'Let's bake cupcakes so we can take a photo of it,' you know, and then it was like, 'Well, what about like...baking cupcakes...and not taking a photo of it?' That's where I think people really get lost in the world of social media, is what's real and what's fake."
We applaud Bella for being so open about the darker side of social media 👏 👏 👏