Good thinkin’, girl! Selena Gomez took to Instagram on Sept. 23 to reveal that she’s taking a break from social media. The “Back To You” shared a deeply emotional message with fans and TBH, we totally commend her honesty and vulnerability.
“Taking a social media break. Again. As much as I am grateful for the voice that social media gives each of us, I am equally grateful to be able to step back and live my life present to the moment I have been given,” the 26-year-old began. “Kindness and encouragement only for a bit! Just remember — negative comments can hurt anybody’s feelings. Obvi,” Selena concluded.
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Mood lol (I was looking at myself in the mirror -like an idiot!) Update: taking a social media break. Again. As much as I am grateful for the voice that social media gives each of us, I am equally grateful to be able to step back and live my life present to the moment I have been given. Kindness and encouragement only for a bit! Just remember- negative comments can hurt anybody’s feelings. Obvi.
Naturally, fans of the former Disney star were incredibly supportive and championed her decision to focus on her life outside of the internet. “We love you, Selena! Take all the time you need. Your fans will be here waiting when you come back,” one user commented. “You’re such an inspiration to all of us! Take care of yourself, queen,” added another.
Selena’s post comes on the heels of a very difficult summer for the pop star. Back in July, her ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber announced his engagement to his model girlfriend, Hailey Baldwin. Ever since then, the soon-to-be newlyweds have been spotted out and about packing on the PDA every chance they get.
We can’t be certain that Justin and Hailey’s upcoming nuptials have anything to do with Selena’s social media hiatus, but it doesn’t appear to be a coincidence. After all, a number of comments on her most recent pictures have been unfairly comparing her to Justin’s fiancée.
“You have breast implants! Hailey is secure enough with her natural self and that’s why Justin chose to be with her,” one hater commented on a selfie of Selena. “I must say, it looks like you’ve gained some serious weight since your breakup with Justin,” added another.
Sigh. What is the matter with people?! Keep ignoring the negativity, Selena! We’ll miss you on social media, but we totally understand this is what’s best for you right now.