This is NOT what you want from social media.
Selena Gomez has revealed in quite a heart-breaking interview that she finds herself having to delete the Instagram app from her phone at least once a week, because the negative and hateful comments can get a bit too much.
And as she held the title for most followed person on Instagram, we imagine that’s quite a lot of negativity…
“I delete the app from my phone at least once a week,” she said.watch full Money Monster movie
“You fixate on the negative ones. They’re not like, ‘You’re ugly.’ It’s like they want to cut to your soul. Imagine all the insecurities that you already feel about yourself and having someone write a paragraph pointing out every little thing—even if it’s just physical.
“As soon as I became the most followed person on Instagram, I sort of freaked out. It had become so consuming to me.
“It’s what I woke up to and went to sleep to. I was an addict, and it felt like I was seeing things I didn’t want to see, like it was putting things in my head that I didn’t want to care about.
“I always end up feeling like shit when I look at Instagram. Which is why I’m kind of under the radar, ghosting it a bit.”
We hope Selena Gomez is in a much happier place now – and if taking a little break from social media is what’s needed, then who are we to judge her for it?
Do what you gotta do, Selena!
And when that doesn’t work… we imagine her new boyfriend The Weeknd will be able to make her feel better!