Fan: ‘Why are Demi Lovato and Justin Bieber always lashing out at their haters? Harvard psychiatrist John Sharp, author of The Emotional Calendar, told E! ‘Most of the time, stars can just choose what to concern themselves with, what to care about, what to dismiss or ignore. I see insulation that often borders on isolation,
..alternating with great sensitivity and a strong, sometimes narcissistic desire to be loved. When this balance is struck in a healthy way, celebs can protect themselves from every possible critique. However, when this balance is off,
..celebs may become either out of touch on the one hand, or overly touchy on the other. The latter is probably what we are seeing here. Lashing out at a hater isn’t typical of stars. Something is likely going on in their lives that’s making them feel more vulnerable, and they’re feeling the need to fight back.
Media psychiatrist Carole Lieberman: ‘Justin is having a tough time these days with his on-again, off-again relationship with Selena Gomez. He’s admitted to being confused, so haters are getting to him more at this time of self-doubt.’