Selena Gomez now has more people following her on Instagram than Kylie Jenner does. Gomez has more than 382 million followers, and Jenner has more than 380 million as of Friday, 24 feb 2023.
Social Blade, a website that tracks social media, says that Selena Gomez ranks fourth overall, after soccer stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi and Instagram itself.
In spite of the feat, the “Only Murders in the Building” star announced she would be taking a break from social media.
“I’m gonna be taking a second from social media ’cause this is a little silly, and I’m 30, I’m too old for this.
But I love you so much and I’ll see you guys sooner than later. I’m just gonna take a break from everything.” Gomez said during a TikTok Live clip shared by fans on Thursday.
Selena Gomez announces she’s taking a break from social media:
“I’m gonna be taking a second from social media cause this is a little silly and I’m 30, I’m too old for this.” pic.twitter.com/LxWbSpxThj
— Pop Base (@PopBase) February 23, 2023
She has active accounts, but she hasn’t posted anything since Thursday.
This isn’t the first time she’s taken a break from her social media. In a recent article in Vanity Fair, the former Disney star talked about how she gives her social media accounts to her assistant because she doesn’t want to deal with the mean comments.
“People can call me ugly or stupid and I’m like, Whatever. But these people get detailed. They write paragraphs that are so specific and mean. I would constantly be crying. I constantly had anxiety… I couldn’t do it anymore. It was a waste of my time,” she said.
She told the news outlet, though, that she only has TikTok on her phone because it’s “less hostile.”
“There are wonderful things about social media—connecting with fans, seeing how happy and excited they are and their stories. But usually that’s filtered through [for me now]. I created a system. Everything I do I send to my assistant who posts them.”
Gomez has been very open about her struggles with her mental health and with lupus. With the release of her documentary “Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me” and an interview with Rolling Stone last November, she talked about her struggles with her physical and mental health.
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