LeAnn Rimes Went to Rehab Because the Internet Is One Giant Jerkface

leann rimesAs you may have heard, country singer and supposed-Brandi Glanville doppelganger LeAnn Rimes recently underwent treatment for anxiety and stress. The reason for her anxiety and stress? She's been bullied. The reason she's been bullied? The Internet. My opinion on the matter? It's no wonder, because the Internet really is one giant jerkface.

Okay, so the whole Internet isn't a jerkface, but a portion of it is. And before we discuss the jerkfaceness of it all, here's what LeAnn told the Boston Herald about her recent stint rehab stint:

I think it's really hard to deal with Twitter and Facebook and all these social media outlets. It's hard to take it day after day of reading and seeing things that someone you don't even know says about you. As much as you said you don't want it to penetrate, it does, because you're human.

I hear you, sister. Really, I do. By no means am I a celeb like Rimes, but as a blogger who has been on the receiving end of some less than pleasant comments, I fully concur. And social media is a drag sometimes. I mean, it's great for some things, but sometimes it really does make it seem like everyone else is leading these super amazing, awesome lives while the rest of us are, well, plopped on our couches with our laptops.

Here's the thing, though. The Internet also is a really great place. And that's what's key to remember. For every nasty thing that's ever been written about LeAnn on Facebook, Twitter, and wherever else, I'm sure there are five nice things about her. She should focus on that -- or at least try to. Social media connects her real fans with her, and I think that was the original intent of it all, not bullying. And besides, LeAnn, do you really think the people writing hateful things about you on the Internet are truly happy with themselves?

What do you think of social media?

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mothe... motherinNH

She needs to listen to her own advise, she is a bully herself. She attacks anyone who has a opinion that differs from her.

nonmember avatar kay

I wonder if she knows that facebook and twitter use is optional. Someone should tell her that because apparently she's an idiot.

dirti... dirtiekittie

i seem to recall leann rimes having some pretty bully-ish moments herself, especially in the early stages of her relationship with her now-husband. in fact, i believe there was some pretty ugly back and forth in that one, and leann rimes was NOT innocent in that fray either.

and i'm sorry, but i have to say - if you are a public figure and you CHEAT ON YOUR HUSBAND WITH ANOTHER MARRIED MAN AND PURSUE A RELATIONSHIP WITH SAID MAN, YOU DESERVE IT IT. sorry, but she made her bed, she can lie in it.

nonmember avatar Sarah.S.

Oh please, she is the biggest bully out there. Have you ever read some of the nasty things she has said?

She cheated and then wanted to look like the innocent victim. She is only facing exactly what she earned.

Last time I checked she had the option to quit Twitter and Facebook. No one is forcing her to participate.

ImaSo... ImaSoulMom

You mean when you post vain, self-serving, attention-starved photos and "tweets" all day and people don't respond with adoration...boo hoo. People can be so mean when you openly contradict your fake beliefs. What meanies!!! :(

kelti... kelticmom

Hmmm.....she cheated on her husband with another woman's husband, broke up a family, caused major drama, referred to her husband's kid as "hers" --- but we are supposed to feel sorry for her? Ok.

nonmember avatar Liz

She puts herself out there on these media outlets A LOT. She had an affair, which broke up a family, and then basically dared anyone to say anything bad about it. If she had just disappeared for awhile after the affair the impact of social media would not be nearly as difficult for her right now.

nonmember avatar jenna

I don't feel sorry for her at all. I mean...she should have thought about what people would say about her snatching up someone other woman's man before she did it. Boo-freaking-hoo. And why are we referring to her as a celebrity anymore? She hasn't really put out any albums or anything lately. Is she retired or something?

Holly Ison

I pray every day that LeAnn is doing well and that she is able to shake the dust from her feet when dealing with those who do nothing but put down her every move. (bowing my head)

God bless you and her always!!!

Holly in East Tennessee (a day one fan of LeAnn)

Serenity Ortiz

This is what happeds when you have sex with married men.  People don't like you.

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