“Community” actor Donald Glover posted several troubling notes on Instagram earlier this week but now says he was just blowing off some steam.
Glover explained to People magazine, “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?’” He added, “I just wanted to write down my feelings. I definitely was just expressing myself.”
Glover, 30, posted the somewhat sullen handwritten notes Monday on Instagram, including, “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.”
Glover admitted to People that he had been feeling a little down lately, but he doesn’t think he is depressed.
“If I’m depressed, everybody’s depressed,” he told the magazine. “I don’t think those feelings are that different from what everybody’s feeling. Most people just don’t tell everybody.”
Glover said, “I was just tired of telling people I was tired. It felt like every day someone would ask, ‘What’s wrong. Are you OK?’ 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.”
The actor who raps under the name Childish Gambino and has an album, “Because the Internet,” set for release in December doesn’t regret his Instagram post.
“I’m glad people saw it,” he told People. “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.”