Hailey Bieber opens up about the viral TikTok that made her feel "so upset"

Los Angeles, California - Hailey Bieber opened up about her perception of what she calls "cancel culture" in a recent two-part YouTube video, explaining the toll social media, specifically TikTok, has taken on her own mental health.

Hailey Bieber (24) talks "cancel culture" with psychiatrist Dr. Jess Clemons in her recent YouTube clip.
Hailey Bieber (24) talks "cancel culture" with psychiatrist Dr. Jess Clemons in her recent YouTube clip.  © Screenshot/YouTube/Hailey Rhode Bieber

"I definitely understand people having to deal with their actions and repercussions," she told Dr. Jess Clemons, a renowned psychiatrist who guest-starred for a candid conversation with the 24-year-old model.

"What I've never understood about cancel culture is, it's almost like bullying people into doing what you want and then they apologize and face it and then they're like 'You're still canceled anyways,'" she continued.

Hailey then referred to a viral TikTok that called out her alleged rude behavior.

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In the clip, former restaurant host Julia Carolan rated the interactions she’s had with stars during her time as a waiter and gave Justin Bieber’s wife a "3.5 out of 10" for being rude.

At the time, Hailey apologized in the comments section of the viral video, writing: "Just came across this video, and wanted to say sorry if I’ve ever given you bad vibes or a bad attitude. That’s not ever my intention!"

"When I saw her video I was so upset," Hailey revealed to Dr. Clemons, nine months after the video went viral.

Watch Hailey Bieber's YouTube video below:

Hailey Bieber felt frustrated by TikTok criticism

Former waiter Julia Carolan rated the experiences she’s had with stars and gave Hailey only 3.5 stars.
Former waiter Julia Carolan rated the experiences she’s had with stars and gave Hailey only 3.5 stars.  © TikTok/@juliacarolann

"I felt bad that that was her experience with me, but it made me kind of frustrated because you never know what someone's going through," Hailey added.

"I remember going through times in my life where I was so sad, and so heartbroken that like engaging with people felt hard for me."

While the model said she wished she didn't act that way towards the TikTok waiter, she has learned to take criticism on social media with a grain of salt.

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"I'm open to people correcting me, I just don't believe those people that try to correct me and try to tell me what I need to do and who I need to be are people on social media," she said.

Hailey's candid conversation was revealing, although it's not clear how she was "canceled anyway." She's still a hugely successful figure who has just put out expensively-produced content to her almost one million subscribers.

Cover photo: collage: Screenshot/YouTube/Hailey Rhode Bieber, TikTok/@juliacarolann

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