Kelsea Ballerini disabled comments on her Instagram: they would just hurt my feelings


Kelsea Ballerini is a country singer in her late 20s who’s been recording since her teens. We haven’t cover her much beyond fashion yet, which is sometimes a good thing because it means she hasn’t had a messy personal life. CB covered some comments she made last summer when Kelsea amplified the irresponsible behavior of fellow country stars playing big concerts to unmasked, un-distanced crowds.

Kelsea has been working on new music in quarantine and appeared on The Bobby Bones Show, with whom it appears she’s friends. They discussed her career, her new home, her pup Dibs and how ready she is to get back to playing live. While discussing social media, Bobby asked Kelsea about disabling comments on her Instagram and Kelsea gave a very relatable answer. She said she likes to overshare, but she is also very sensitive and couldn’t take the negative replies. So, turning off comments allowed her to post the content she wanted without the anxiety of reading mean responses.

Kelsea Ballerini doesn’t want to see mean comments on her posts.

Chatting with Bobby Bones on Monday, the country singer, 27, revealed the reason why she decided to block comments on her Instagram posts and why she’s “setting boundaries” for herself.

“I’m super sensitive. And I think that’s a good thing. For a long time, I was reading all the comments, and I would obviously love the good ones, but I would find the bad ones and they would just hurt my feelings,” she said. “I didn’t want to get to a point where I was not posting and not sharing my life because I really like to be that person that’s an oversharer.”

“I think it’s relatable and girls need to see that,” Ballerini, whose “Hole in the Bottle” is expected to hit No. 1 shortly, added. “It’s either me not sharing or me sharing and not caring about what people say. And so I just turned them off.”

“This past year, we’ve had all this time to kind of marinate with our own feelings and what we need and what we want,” Ballerini said. “And I just think boundaries are healthy. And that’s a new boundary I have for myself.”

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I don’t know that I have ever identified with a celebrity more. I am a terrible oversharer. I know how hard this will be hard to believe, but I do actually hold back. I delete more of these posts than I write. But I, too, am super sensitive and like Kelsea, I can read through an ocean of praise and find that one person who came to kick me. Then I’ll remind myself for a week that someone hated me or that I said something that upset them.

I’m lucky that I’m a small fish in a big pond and my followers are good to me. Kelsea has people just looking for blood, like so many famous people do. I guess Twitter doesn’t have that function. Sure enough, the very first tweet of hers I clicked on, I found poison only two comments down. Kelsea was just 21 when Keith Urban asked her to open for him on tour. It took almost no time at all for rumors that they’d been caught together on the tour bus. The rumors got bad enough even Nicole Kidman came out to dismiss them. Imagine facing that kind of backlash at that age, on her big break. It was smart of Kelsea to figure out how to protect herself. I love that she found a way to share as much as she wants and not lose her joy.

Kelsea just moved to a house from an apartment with her husband, Morgan Evans and Dibs, their dog. Poor Dibs has some anxiety issues and recently tried to start a fight with his own reflection in a mirror. Aw, Dibs, it’s hard for all of us, buddy! Kelsea also talked about her current goal to be healthier. It was nice that spoke about it in general terms of feeling good. I like thinking of health in a general way – it’s not a mark on a scale or a set of practices. Rather than telling myself I have to get healthy, I can strive to be healthier.



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  1. Angel says:

    Honestly a lot of people should do the same. The internet is filled with some miserable mean people. This is why I would hate to be famous and that many celebrities are miserable. At the end of the day we are all human beings with feelings, Ups and downs. This is the reason why I always try to pay attention to what I post about celebrities on gossip sites. I don’t wanna be unnecessary mean. You never know who could be reading your comments and in what mental state they are.

  2. AnnaKist says:

    I was going to say I’d never heard of this young lady, but was then reminded of the Keith Urbaan rumours; I remember those. How awful for her. I don’t have any social media, and am glad, considering what I hear and read about truly awful people making it their mission to hurt, humiliate, anger, denigrate etc. people they don’t even know. What is missing in their lives that they feel appalling behaviour towards complete strangers can remedy?

    One of my close friends often dog-sits her son’s dog, who looks just like Dibs. Her son is a police officer in the dog squad. He takes care of 3 police dogs, but Barkley is the big, sooky pet. Any day when a pet is featured on Celebitchy is a good day. 🐶 🐱

  3. Alexandria says:

    I kind of understand this. To improve my self esteem I click not interested or any similar button when I scroll through TikTok or IG. During 45, I stopped following the news because nothing worthy came out of his mouth and the news cycles were just feeding him oxygen. I stopped looking at FB comments on LGBTQ, race issues unless they were Celebitchy comments. I try not to click on upsetting articles like Meghan’s BC fiasco because I was so angry for her when I read the first one. So these little things help.

  4. Cecilia says:

    Kelsea is so unproblematic tho. One of my fav country singers💜

  5. AppleTart says:

    Not into country music so no idea who this is. But the dog is cute. If you are not an influencer and depend on growing your followers and need the interaction for revenue. Turn the comments off and just show some nice pictures.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      The dog is sooooo cute!!!!
      I didn’t know how much I’d love fuzzy dogs until I rescued one. She was half bald with skin conditions when I got her, the result of a hard life on the street. After 3 months with me and lots of medical care, her hair started to grow back and now she is a lush and lovely fluffy girl. I adore scruffy dogs now!

  6. Case says:

    Smart! I always wonder why more people on social media don’t do this. There are SO many people who (understandably) get upset or hurt or angered by comments, and then they try to fight with people or call them out on their page. It just seems silly to me — why waste that energy when you can just turn off that aspect of your page and put out the content of your choosing?

    That said, get it’s easier said than done. In times of stress, I’ve definitely gotten into tiffs with people on Facebook or whatever and then I’m annoyed with myself for even engaging. It’s better for me mentally to just abstain altogether.

  7. FHMom says:

    She’s adorable. My daughter is a fan. It was smart of her to disable comments. I mean, do these celebs really need the opinion of strangers?

  8. Lady Keller says:

    I cannot understand making the effort to go on someone’s social media and write a nasty comment directed toward them. I will admit I make snarky comments here, but they are never aimed at anyone. The thought of writing someone a mean message actually fills me with anxiety, even if were someone I hated. I can’t understand how some people make a habit of it. She’s smart to do this.

  9. lucy2 says:

    It’s baffling to me that more celebrities don’t do this. My only thought is either they just don’t read them, or they like fighting with strangers on the internet. I don’t get it. I think sharing photos and things for fans, causes, and promotional stuff without having to deal with trolls is the ideal way to do it.

  10. Jane Wilson says:

    But her shoes!!!

  11. Skatrine says:

    Wow, those legs!