Selena Gomez Deletes Her Instagram And We Understand Why
"I think it's become really..."
Selena Gomez no longer has the Instagram app on her cellphone because scrolling through social media would make her so "depressed".
The Come & Get It hitmaker boasts 152 million fans on the photo-sharing platform, and was once crowned the most-followed person on Instagram until soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo took over the title last year.
However, Selena hasn't been shy in criticising the rise in popularity of social media, and recently claimed it's been "terrible" for her generation.
The 26 year old insists she isn't immune to the nasty comments posted online by trolls, so she has taken steps to minimise its effect on her mental health by deleting Instagram from her personal device.
"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 it was affecting me," Selena shared on U.S. morning show Live with Kelly and Ryan.
"It would make me depressed, it would make me feel not good about myself, and look at my body differently."
Instead, the singer and actress, who has taken lengthy breaks from social media in the past, has found another way to stay connected with her followers: "I have it (the app) on someone else's phone and when I feel like I wanna share something with my fans, I do it then," she explained.
Selena's comments emerge months after she reportedly entered a treatment facility to seek counselling and professional help for anxiety and depression.
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