post a series of disturbing Instagram confessions Monday.
His long list of dark admissions included: "I'm afraid my parents
won't live long enough to see my kids," "I'm afraid people hate who I
really am," "I'm afraid people think I hate my race," "I'm afraid people
think I hate women," and "I'm scared I'll never grow out of bro rape."
(The reference to "bro rape" refers to an early sketch by Glover's comedy troupe, Derrick Comedy.) They were handwritten on Marriott hotel stationery. On Wednesday, Glover told People what spurred the posts. "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?' " Glover said. "I
just wanted to write down my feelings. I definitely was just expressing
He emphasized that he is not suffering from depression. "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
Still, he said he's glad he was able to get his thoughts off his chest. "It felt like I had been holding on to something," he added. Glover, who committed to a shortened season of Community
this year -- ostensibly to focus more on his rap music as alter ego
Childish Gambino -- also made several references to his career in the
posts. In one, he denies that his music pursuits were the reason he left
the NBC sitcom.
Sidebar: He seems sad inside.