Selena Gomez said she has a "love/hate" relationship with social media, and don't we all
The most relatable thing Selena Gomez has ever said is that she deletes her Instagram weekly. Selena may be the app's most followed person, but that hasn't gone to her head. The raven haired singer and actress, just like the rest of us, says she has a “love/hate” relationship with social media.
During We Day (a youth event for social change) that Gomez hosted, the star was able to once again open up about her mixed feelings about social media and mental health.
Because of her most-followed status, Gomez knows that her posts have a wide reach.
She has decided to lead by setting a good example.
“It's a little intimidating, kind of knowing what it is, that media, that platform,” she shared. “At the same time, the only thing I can do is live by example. So I just try my hardest to inform people what I think is important, and I also want [them to know] that they're being heard. I don't know, it's weird. It's such a balance. I have such a love/hate relationship with [social media].”
This is not the first time Sel has been candid about her feelings on the subject. Gomez has been open about her harmful Instagram addiction in the past. And after taking time off from her tour to deal with anxiety, panic attacks and depression due to her Lupus diagnosis, Selena changed the way she used social media. She no longer has Instagram installed on her phone and she gave her password to her assistant.
She even managed to change 13 Reasons Why's Katherine Langford's approach to Instagram.
The actress credits Selena with giving her the push to become honest and open on the app by taking her account off private and making it public.
Langford captioned the silly selfie:
“Ladies and jellyfish – WE ARE PUBLIC! After much consideration as to whether or not to keep private – I've chosen to open up this account so I can connect with all of you! Thankyou to all the kind beauties who have been following from the beginning, and to @selenagomez for the push 😘…I can't wait for you guys to see the show @13reasonswhy We made something really special and I hope it speaks to all of you 🙏 Sending infinite love! Be brave, be kind, and get ready for what's coming ❤ xx”
The 13RW star and Selena now mainly use social media to connect to fans. That's a social media message we can all definitely “like.”