"Unless you're personally experiencing it, you could never understand how it feels to have thousands of people spewing hate at you constantly," she wrote. "I am not taking a break from Twitter because of one person's opinion. As a whole, that site is not good for my mental health, and it isn't benefitting me anymore. THAT is why I'm taking a break.
"And before you think about saying something ignorant like 'she can't handle criticism,'.....just try to imagine thousands of people sending you hateful, critical messages all day long, as if their opinion on your life matters," she continued.
"The ask yourself if you think being on twitter would be a 'healthy' choice at that point. I feel stupid for even having to explain myself but there's too much ignorance and negativity out there to not say something. That's just who I am."
She ended up deleting most of her posts soon after posting them.
Hopefully she enjoys the holidays away from all the negativity and starts to feel better asap!
ORIGINAL STORY 18/12/18:
Lili Reinhart has HAD E N O U G H!
The actress has posted a series of Instagram stories sharing her frustrations with social media - more specifically Twitter and Twitter trolls, and we agree with her wholeheartedly.
“Do people on Twitter ever get tired of being so negative and disrespectful to literally everyone and everything?” she began in her post. “Are they really that miserable?”
She is done with the “toxic” environment and that she's going to be “taking a break” for a while.
“There’s hate everywhere,” she continued. “But especially Twitter. It’s like a cesspool for evil 15-year-olds who don’t know what the hell they’re talking about and have nothing better to do. Taking a break from that toxic site and the people on it who feel the need to attack me, my cast mates, my relationship, and Riverdale.”
“Hate to break it to you online trolls,” Lili ended her story. “Spreading your hate and overall negativity online won’t make you any less miserable.”
It's a nice reminder to be kinder to people, especially online.
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