Chlöe Bailey has taken a break from social media to be in a better place. Previously, her contemporaries Selena Gomez and Billie Eilish have been known to quit social media for their mental health. She appeared on ‘The Tamron Hall Show’ and spoke about why she stepped back from several apps on her phone. She also shared some insight on the backlash she received for an NSFW scene from ‘Swarm’.
“For a minute, I removed all socials off my phone and I just turned it over to my team. Of course I’d make the content, I’d come up with the captions and I would just send it to them, but I got rid of my social media because I realized the things people were saying,” Bailey shared.
She continued, “The negative things people were saying about me were affecting me, and I noticed if I’d go out on stage or ‘if I do this people are gonna say this,’ and I realized that I was changing myself for other people and their opinions and what they were accusing me of originally, which was not being myself and being forced, that’s what I was tuning into because I was so occupied with what people thought about me, but the second I deleted the apps off my phone, I was mentally so much clearer because you’re doing what makes you happy.”
Her absence from social media has come in handy in recent weeks. After the premiere of ‘Swarm’, she received backlash for a sex scene that went largely unnoticed by her.
“Anything negative, I did not see. So in turn, I was just proud as the work I did as an actress,” Bailey said in an interview. She also mentioned that she felt rather proud of her work, because Taraji P. Henson praised her work on the series.
– Riya Sohini