Ever since Chloe Bailey created a solo Instagram alongside the Chloe x Halle page, she’s been living it by sharing stunning photos, facing the challenges online, and more. Unfortunately, while we love to see another side of the talented singer, she also encounters her fair share of trolls. On Sunday, the 22-year-old responded to some of the comments she received condemning her for being “too sexy” on social media.
“For every woman out there, don’t change who you are to make society comfortable,” she said on an Instagram Live video. “And I tell myself that I won’t do that.” She then brought up a specific video she posted which shows her room sagging in just a t-shirt. “Even when I posted the video yesterday, I posted it because I was sagging and doing Palo Santo and was like, ‘Let’s have a positive vibe.'”
She noted that she didn’t even think people would comment on her looks if she shared the clip. “I feel like I showed my * ss more than I did with it. If you watch our performance videos, the last performance we had in December. I was just so excited and on stage and just me yourself, “she explained. “I just felt it was important to bring it up so that you somehow know who I am. I have a really hard time considering myself a sexual being or an attractive being. So when I see all of this, an uproar about my posts and stuff, I’m a bit confused. I really don’t get it because I’ve never seen myself like this before. “She also made it clear that she doesn’t post on social media to get attention or approval from others. “I don’t need any outside attention,” she said tearfully. “You all see what I post is just that I am me. I just hope you can see who I am and that’s it.”
It didn’t take long for Chloe to get back online. For starters, Chloe is a grown woman. If she wants to post a cute video just sagging her room in a t-shirt or a muggy selfie, then she has more power! Seriously, why does society praise young white celebrities like Kendall and Kylie Jenner for their thirst traps, but then turn around and attack black women like Chloe? As she said herself, she shouldn’t feel the need to monitor her body to make other people feel more comfortable.
Not to mention, it’s her social media account. After creating a profile outside of the Chloe x Halle brand, she’s welcome to use it however she likes. And you know what? If you don’t like it, then there is an option not to watch or follow. Why go the extra mile to comment on a post and bring someone to tears? Let Chloe Live Her Life!