Sydney Sweeney recently spoke out on social media in response to people making mean comments about her appearance and now she’s opening up about that moment.
The 23-year-old The White Lotus and Euphoria actress talked about the pros and cons of being in the spotlight for her new interview with Story + Rain.
“I don’t really go out much, so I don’t really feel it unless I’m going to events. But I think it’s hard because a lot of people forget that you’re just a normal person. I was not born into all of this. This is very different from how I was raised, so I’m still trying to figure it all out as I go. You don’t have much wiggle room to make mistakes,” Sydney said.
The interviewer then brought up how Sydney became a trending topic on Twitter because of her appearance. She was then asked why she chose to address the comments and how she feels about that choice now.
Click inside to find out what Sydney Sweeney said about the subject…
“Two things. First, I was having a horrible day to begin with. I had a really shitty day, and it was kind of one of those cherry-on-top things, that kind of pushes you over. And also, in high school, when I was, I think, a freshman, one of the girls my age killed herself because of social media and bullying,” Sydney said. “When I was in middle school I was bullied really badly, and my parents ended up sending the police to school. I think that people forget how hurtful strong words on social media can be, and that it truly does have horrible effects on people. They forget that behind the pictures and the videos that they see of celebrities or even normal people, are real people who have feelings. They may not think the same things about themselves that everyone else puts on them. It’s important for people to remember that things hurt, and what they say can affect people.”
Sydney also talked about her current relationship with social media and if she finds any fun in it anymore.
“It’s definitely not as fun as it used to be, unfortunately. I used to feel very free with posting whatever. Most of my family follows me, so a lot of what I post is for them to be able to follow my life. Then I forget that there are way more people than them looking at what I’m doing. I definitely second guess myself a lot when posting. It almost feels disgusting that I’m having to second guess posting something so stupid like that. And I’ve definitely noticed people just like trying to piss you off,” she said.
Fans freaked out on Twitter last year when they realized that Sydney has a boyfriend.