Dead Don’t Die star has previously spoken regarding why “taking
breaks” from social media is
vital for mental
Selena Gomez might have millions of Instagram followers; however she keeps the app off of her own phone.
Speaking with Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest on live with Kelly and Ryan on Wednesday, the pop star revealed that she keeps her Instagram account on someone else’s phone and only logs in periodically.
“I used to a lot, however i think it’s just become really unhealthy, I feel personally, for young people including myself, to spend all of their time fixating on all these comments and letting this stuff in, and it was affecting me,” Gomez, 26, told Ripa, 48, and Seacrest, 44, after they asked if she interacts with her 152 million followers online.
“It would make me depressed,” the “Back to You” singer continued. “It would make me feel not good concerning myself, and look at my body differently, and all kinds of stuff.”
“So I really don’t have it on my phone,” she explained. “I have it on someone else’s phone and once I feel like i would like to share something with my fans or just mess around with it, I do it then.”
The Dead Don’t Die star has previously been candid about her boundaries with social media.
“It isn’t that healthy to be on social media all the time,” she said on Coach’s Dream It Real podcast in April.
“I noticed with me, I got quite depressed looking at these people who look beautiful and wonderful, and it would simply get me down a lot,” she added. “Taking breaks is actually important. Just know that most of it isn’t real. And I hate to say that, I don’t mean to be rude, but it’s very unrealistic in a lot of ways.”
In May, she said that social media is a danger to her generation.
“I assume our world is going through a lot. I’d say for my generation, specifically, social media has really been terrible,” she told variety at the 72nd Cannes film festival.
“It does scare me when you see how exposed these young boys and young girls are,” she said. “They aren’t aware of the news. i think it’s dangerous needless to say. I don’t think people are getting the right information sometimes.”
Speaking concerning Instagram specifically, Gomez said that she’s “grateful” to have it as a platform, however doesn’t “do a lot of pointless photos.”
“For me, I prefer to be intentional with it. It just scares me,” she said. “I’ll see these young girls at meet-and-greets. they’re devastated, dealing with bullying and not being able to have their own voice. It can be nice in moments. I would be careful and allow yourself some time limits of when you should use it.”