Sunday 9 December 2018

Selena Gomez announces hiatus from social media

The star said she is grateful for the chance to ‘step back’.

Selena Gomez (PA)
Selena Gomez (PA)

By Julia Hunt, Press Association Entertainment Correspondent

Selena Gomez has announced she is taking a break from social media.

The US singer and actress reminded her 143 million followers and Instagram that “negative comments can hurt anybody’s feelings” as she said she was taking a step back.

Sharing a selfie, Gomez wrote: “Mood lol (I was looking at myself in the mirror – like an idiot!).

“Update: taking a social media break.


“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 star, 26, continued: “Kindness and encouragement only for a bit!

“Just remember – negative comments can hurt anybody’s feelings. Obvi.”

Gomez has previously talked about the downsides of social media and has taken breaks from her pages before.

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