Hailey Baldwin: ‘Media itself is just awful… they just really want to see you fail’

Hailey Baldwin just keeps cutting sponsorship deals and getting more and more work. I believe Hailey married Justin Bieber because she loves him, but hey, it’s also pretty great that her star is on the rise significantly over the past year. Hailey has a feature in the latest issue of Cosmopolitan where she chats about various things as a way to promote her new collection with ROXY Sister. Some highlights:

On her pro tips for handling social media pressure: “I’ve found that I got to a place where I don’t read the comments. You still care to a certain extent. You really have to train your brain to be like, ‘Okay, why do I even care? I don’t know these people, they don’t know me, they’re not a part of my life or my relationship or whatever it is.’ People can just be mean, and I feel like if you don’t want it to get to you, then don’t read it and allow it to affect your soul.”

Sometimes she’ll completely delete the ‘gram: “Sometimes I delete Instagram for a couple days at a time, which is really nice. I’ve done that when I’ve felt like I really couldn’t handle what people were saying or it was like what I was looking at was unavoidable.”

The relationship between fan & celebrity: “The problem too is kids become possessive over people and feel like if they think they’re hurt, they feel hurt for them and they’re hurt too, or whatever it is. They just think they know these people who are famous because their life is so exposed. And that’s what gets me I think the most frustrated. I’m like, you actually don’t know me. You don’t know him. You don’t know her, you don’t know these people for real. What’s really weird to me is they create scenarios in their head of what they think is happening or what they think should happen, and I’m just like, ‘This is just so dumb. It’s so dumb.’”

Hailey’s opinion on media: “But media itself is just awful. They just really want to see you fail, for whatever reason. I don’t know if it’s because they want to be able to say, ‘I told you so’ or because they want to be right, I don’t really know what the idea is behind trying to tear somebody’s relationship down, or person down, whatever it may be. I guess it’s just kind of an evil world, at the core of it, and humanity is just struggling.”

[From Cosmopolitan]

“But media itself is just awful. They just really want to see you fail, for whatever reason.” She sounds like her Trump-supporting dad here. Next she’s going to label everything #FakeNews whenever something inconveniences her? Anyway, I don’t think the media is out to get her or that the media is rooting for her to fail. There’s a difference between “wanting a celebrity to fail” and “saying that a celebrity will likely fail.” I don’t want Hailey and Justin Bieber’s marriage to fail, but I think that it will. See the difference, Hailey? As for the stuff about fan-culture and all of that… I actually agree with her completely, and I’m glad that she has some distance from it.

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  1. Melly says:

    I can’t even pretend to care about her.

    • kim says:

      She is getting deals from her relationship with her husband, scoffing at children who are doing what they have always done with their celebs(even though she really isn’t one), and is trying to blame media for her lack of depth?

      yup. . . I’m with you.

  2. Milla says:

    Sure Jan. You were forced to be a nepotism model. Her hubby actually had to work, she is literally just another kid from a famous family.

  3. Sue Denim says:

    I think there can be a bit of schadenfreude, tho…and she’s young and figuring it all out, must be hard to have to do that so publicly…

    • BchyYogi says:

      I DON’T want favorite celebs to “fail”, yet DO get schadenfreude when an entitled wealthy celeb meets their Karma. But if we were in some ye olde village BC (before computers) we’d feel the same w fellow peasants, as…it’s human nature.

  4. jules says:

    She’s so boring, I fell asleep halfway through this post.

  5. Lolly says:

    You could just…turn off the comments?

    • Lex says:

      Haha that wont work if she wants sponsorships! She needs engagement from fans to rake in them dollarzz

  6. boredblond says:

    She seems to be equating actual fact gathering media with the tweets of teen girls..i guess real news to her is counting her Facebook followers

  7. Um says:

    I don’t know… TMZ, the Daily Mail, yes they want to see you fail. I don’t know if it’s because that’s the only way to get readership for the awful people that work for and read those sites but most of their articles are written with malice.
    And with celebrities there is a lot of fake news. Jennifer Aniston has been pregnant like 50 times according to the tabloids.
    I’m not saying all celebrity coverage is bad but some of them are. I think she wanted to be famous and she got more than she bargained for.

    • Steph says:

      She can be a model and have a private life. No one is going to bother her. She chose to be with justin and be famous, because let’s not kid ourselves, it’s the only thing she wants. She doesn’t want anyone judging her or said things.

  8. Louise says:

    She’s right. Most peopl3 are pretty jealous of celebrities and would love to see them fail.

    • BeanieBean says:

      No, ‘the media’ and people who comment on her Instagram are two different sets of people.

  9. MC2 says:

    This is true about life in general. You do well, look good & there will always be the jelly peeps trying to bring you down to where they are. Don’t read the comments & don’t listen to what they said about you at the party. Good advice.

    • me says:

      Yes this is something everyone has to deal with, not just celebs. People get insanely jealous when something good happens to you. Just cut those toxic people out of your life. Their loss!

  10. StormsMama says:

    I think it’s more telling that she thinks at the core the world is evil and humanity is struggling
    That is a sad view of life- especially as someone with every advantage-

    Can’t hate on her

  11. Lucy says:

    She looks like a Ivanka Trump with a square jaw.

  12. Steff says:

    Soooo vapid.

  13. Mox says:

    I don’t disagree with her per se, but I also think it’s foolish to know what the media is, still choose to partake in its game, then blame it for the pain it causes you. You don’t have to pap stroll with Justin in middle of NYC every time you’re in the city. You don’t have to make out in public spaces with paps all around you. You don’t have announce every ebb and flow in your marriage. Just because people are asking doesn’t mean you have to say anything. And you certainly don’t have to do interview after interview giving the media more and more aim.

    There are so many MORE famous celebs that have gotten married or had children and no one knew about it for months! I always think of Bruno Mars, Justin’s contemporary, who insists on keeping his private life private, forgoing meaningless endorsements and having a small group of friends to keep him grounded. He’s in this for the love of music, not the love of fame. So it’s more than possible to live your life and not be a media puppet for hits and clicks and criticism.

    But when you use your marriage to a very famous singer, increase your endorsements, to elevate your status as a model and celebrity, to show off how gorgeous you are, I mean, I can’t really feel bad for you. They’re going to come after you, and you better be ready. You are literally choosing to fuel the media’s fire. This is on you, kid.

  14. oldblindjohn says:

    Other than being the child of and actor and will never HAVE to work a day in your life, what have you got to fail at? Shopping?

  15. Sorella says:

    She is sooo boring. I almost fell asleep as well – her fame is all on the coattails of others. She is otherwise so bland and whenever I see a pic of her, I cannot believe she’s a “model”. Um yeah, the people she knows got her there.

  16. jay says:

    Can “Constructive Criticism vs. Jealous Haters” please be a mandatory class in high school? God knows these dummies need it.

  17. Andrea says:

    The media don’t want anything (except dollars). Consumers of media want something, and the media provides it. The very people she relies on to make a living by way of the media are the same people consuming the negative media. This causes causes the media to obtain or create more negative media. She’s stuck with both if she lives her life by way of media.
    Now, a larger conversation about negativity/hurtful behaviour in society can definitely be had, and that’s something she should set her sights on.

  18. Ain’tNoTelling says:

    So she references Selena, yet doesn’t want others to do the same? Ugh.

    Selena dodged a gigantic bullet, & I wish that Hailey had also done so.

    Justin is not a bad person, but he’s not ready for marriage and a family. He needs lots of therapy, and about another 10 years for that to be a decent option for him.

    I hope this girl gets what she wants, but if it’s a happy marriage with Justin, I don’t believe that this is an option for her at this point in time.

  19. Prikalop says:

    So, does Hollywood produce any kids who do not build their lives on legacy fame or bought spots in universities?

  20. Case says:

    I wish celebrities would be more careful when criticizing media. Yes, celebrity tabloids are gross and awful and take great pleasure in tearing people down. But media as a whole is important, because the truth is important, and news organizations like Reuters aren’t out to tear down any models, you know? Yes when she criticizes “media” as a whole, her fans are taking that and turning it, as you said, into some Trumpian “Fake News” craziness. It’s not good.

  21. Nala says:

    Uhhh she could just.. I don’t know.. STOP using social media to endorse her as the bland person she is and… going on a limb here: get a real job?

    No ones forcing you to be a public person, there are ways to ensure your private life stays private.