Selena Gomez is the second most followed singer on Instagram. Every post she made got thousands of likes and comments. She recently deleted Instagram from her phone, and the main reason for this deletion is that social media made her feel “depressed.”
She was talking about the release of her new film when she spoke about social media, which is negatively affecting her self-esteem.
“it would make me feel not good about myself, and look at my body differently.”
The 26-years-old singer and songwriter have more than 152m Instagram followers, but she admits that she doesn’t use it that much. According to a report, her assistant has the password of her account. He posted all her pictures for the fans; she doesn’t do much.
“I used to use it a lot, but I think it’s become really unhealthy for young people, including myself, to spend all of their time fixating on all of these comments and letting this stuff in,” she says.
It looks like that she is taking break from social media and trying to do something productive. Last day, she teased us that she has completed her new album.
It is not the first time when she talked about social media; she told the audience at the Cannes Film Festival that she was scared of how social media could affect young people like her. She is worried about the effect of media on her generation.
She is not very happy regarding the fact that young people are spending so much time on social media every day.
“It’s a useful platform, but it does scare me when you see young boys and girls not aware of the news going on,” she said.
“It’s selfish – I don’t wanna say selfish, that’s rude – but it’s dangerous for sure.”
It is not the first time she deleted the Instagram application from her phone. She did it before when she abused from trolls and when she was overwhelmed by comments from fans.
Two years ago, she said that negative comments affect her a lot; she was a player on her securities.
“I delete the app from my phone at least once a week.
“It’s like they [the trolls] 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,” she said.
Selena Gomez is absolutely right that our young generation is obsessed with comments and likes on their posts. They are ready to do anything, literally anything to get more likes, followers, and comments. She is not the only one who is scared of social media adverse effects; many of us are feeling the same way. What do you say?