Selena Gomez Opens Up About Recent Social Media Hiatus, Says 2020's Been 'Really Hard'
Selena Gomez has explained why she hasn’t been sharing personal updates on Instagram over the last few months, saying doing so would’ve been “insensitive”.
In a minute-long IGTV video shared to her feed this week, the 28-year-old said: "Hey! I wanted to take the time to do a quick message for you guys because I haven't been posting that much. I just wanted to let you know that I love you guys and I miss you and there's so many exciting things coming up that I can't wait to share with all of you.”
“I just think at the beginning of this year with everything going on, it felt a little insensitive to post things that may be joyful or celebratory. It was really hard for me. I've taken the time to learn, truly learn about what's going on and I continue to make that my priority. I'm just letting you know that I'm going to be a little bit more involved and just sending more love and kind of showing you some more of my personal stuff and what I've been doing.”
Selz finished: “But thank you for being here and thank you for supporting me always and I will talk to you soon."
Selena was among a group of celebs who let Black community leaders take over their Instagrams in a bid to educate their followers on important issues related to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Selena isn’t the only celeb to have been more discerning with their social media use over the few months. Riverdale's Cole Sprouse also recently shared that he’d purposeful stopped posting for a “much needed mental health break”. “Take your breaks,” he urged others. “Mental and physical health always comes first.”
Thinking back on Tulum. Know I’ve been off of social media for a while. Decided to take a much needed mental health break. I’ve never been the most active user of social media, but even the minor amount I had been engaging during quarantine had become a bit too taxing. Work is slowly beginning to pick back up within a new normal. And as someone who has only ever really known work their entire life, I found that I’m best on a schedule. Knowing when to step away like I did in college, and when to re-engage is a fundamental skill for any young performer. Take your breaks. Mental and physical health always come first. In time we’ll all be able to see more clearly what this pandemic actually is- a massive global trauma. The effects of which have, in no small way, been encouraged tremendously by the failings of the US. We’re in the midst of a huge election, and I encourage everyone here in the United States to deeply consider our “modern” medical health care system. I’ll be more active soon my sweet little babies~
It'll be interesting to see how celebrities and influencers continue to navigate this crazy new world we all find ourselves in – and just what that means for their feed.
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