On a recent episode of Carpool Karaoke (which is now a whole ass web series on Apple TV), Kendall Jenner was driving Hailey Baldwin around and they were singing a Miley Cyrus song and doing some weird shit with their hands like they were trying to dig themselves out of an invisible grave (was it some form of primitive dance? I can’t be sure) and next thing you know, Miley herself hops into the car and joins them. And that’s when shit got real. To my great surprise, the trio engaged in a deeply therapeutic dialog where Miley confessed to having instigated a cruel reign on torture upon Hailey, and bullied her when they were kids.
According to Us Weekly, the unexpected confession exposed saw nerves and emotions that Hailey has spent a lifetime subduing.
“I would be evil to her,” the “Wrecking Ball” songstress, 26, dished of her longtime relationship with Baldwin and her sister, Alaia Baldwin. “She would try to play with us, like me and Alaia, and then we would lock her out of the room and be evil.”
Dear God, it’s no surprise Hailey turned to Jesus. Alaia is Hailey’s older sister (Hailey is 22, Alaia is 25). I can’t think of a crueler cut than kicking your kid sister out of your room so you can play with your friend. Who would do such a thing so casually, knowing the scars from such an act would likely hobble Hailey from reaching her full potential as a human being? Yet, despite the odds, Hailey somehow managed to pick up the shattered pieces of her childhood and create a life for herself. Noble, undeterred, and with incredible spiritual fortitude, Hailey used that pain to make it in Hollywood.
“I had to. It made you who you are, you know? It made you stronger,” she dished. “Now you can always take like … the trolls and shit. ‘Cause I was such a troll.”
Baldwin seemingly agreed. “Miley was the biggest troll to me,” she said. “She prepared me for this industry!”
So thank you, Miley. Thank you for tearing Hailey down so that when the time was right, she could fly. And fly she has. Hailey’s back on Instagram, now as Hailey Bieber, and passing on a message of tolerance so that no child will ever have to suffer being bullied by the Miley Cyrus’ of the world. In an Insta story, Hailey wrote:
“It’s hard to focus on your well being and mental health when each time you open Instagram someone is tearing apart your job, or your relationship or essentially any of the things in your life that are positive. I just don’t believe we’re called to live a life where we’re so easily caught up in strangers opinions on something they have NOTHING to do with. We need to take a step back and realize we need to express more love and encouragement to one another instead of consistently tearing people down and judging. This world has enough hatred, hurt and pain as it is, the last thing we need is more negativity, hate, and division.
And this, coming from a woman who survived being brushed off by her big sister! Watch God work. If Hailey can transcend the cruel inequities of this world, so can you. #blessed