Kelsea Ballerini Reveals the Reason She Disabled Instagram Comments

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Written by Chris Parton
Kelsea Ballerini Reveals the Reason She Disabled Instagram Comments
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - SEPTEMBER 14: Kelsea Ballerini attends virtual radio row during the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center on September 14, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images for ACM)

Kelsea Ballerini has worked hard to become one of the most authentic country stars on social media, sharing her world with fans while also speaking truth to power in bold ways. But some may have noticed that she’s gotten more protective in one area.

Other than a single performance post showing off her “Love Me Like a Girl” appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show, Ballerini has disabled viewers’ ability to comment on her Instagram page. It’s an account with over two million followers and more than 3,000 posts, and Ballerini says that’s the way it will stay (for now). Speaking on The Bobby Bones Show recently, the hit maker explained that she’s just “super sensitive.”

“I think for a long time I was reading all the comments and I would obviously love the good ones, but I would find the bad ones and then they would just hurt my feelings,” she told Bones. “I didn’t want to get to a point where I was not posting and not sharing my life, because I really like to be that kind of person who’s an over-sharer. I think it’s relatable and girls need to see that. So yeah, it was either me not sharing, or me sharing and not caring what people say. So I just turned them off for a while.”

Ballerini’s Instagram is full of glamorous photos of her life as a country star, and also candid pics of her everyday life with husband and fellow country singer Morgan Evans. But there are places where Kelsea Ballerini is determined to speak her mind, as well. Last week on Twitter, for example, the star shared her thoughts on the controversy that caused Morgan Wallen to be kicked off country radio and more, saying that what happened “does not represent country music.” And she’s repeatedly voiced her opinions on Awards show voting and being a female star in country music. Her new track “Hole In the Bottle” featuring Shania Twain is out now.