Donald Glover Explains Emotional Instagram Posts
Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.17.2013
He didn't want to lie about his feelings...
In an interview with People, Donald Glover explained just why he posted a series of troubling and emotional Instagram posts this past Monday. He wrote things like "I feel like I'm letting everyone down. I'm afraid people hate who I really am. I'm afraid I hate who I really am. I've been sick this year. This is the first time I've felt helpless."
He said he was only venting when he wrote the posts. He said: "That night, we had a show, and then afterwards, I had this moment of feeling like, 'What's the point? Why am I even here?' I just wanted to write down my feelings. I definitely was just expressing myself."
He did admit that he has been feeling down but he wouldn't call his state of mind "depression".
He added: "If I'm depressed, everybody's depressed. I don't think those feelings are that different from what everybody's feeling. Most people just don't tell everybody. I was just tired of telling people I was tired. It felt like every day someone would ask, 'What's wrong. Are you OK?' " says Glover. "And I would say, 'I'm tired, I'm tired.' I didn't want to do that anymore. I guess sometimes not telling the truth is just as bad as telling a lie."
He didn't explain comments that he had been sick this past year or that he didn't leave Community to be a rapper. He did, however, say he's happy he vented.
He said: "I'm glad people saw it. I feel like I got some stuff out there. I got it off my chest. It felt like I had been holding on to something."