‘It actually saved my life,’ Selena Gomez on uninstalling social media apps

Jasleen Kaur

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The star of Only Murders in the Building told WWD that uninstalling her social media applications and having her assistant post what she wanted to share instead had helped her mental health tremendously.

The uninstall has played an important role in making me feel healthy again, and I am unaware of what’s happening in pop culture, which has made me happy! I know staying away from news doesn’t make everyone happy, but this move has saved my life.

Selena Gomez

Gomez, who has spoken openly about her mental health difficulties and lupus fight, said that discussing her personal life online was “too much knowledge” for her to stomach.

She stated, “I felt like my thoughts and everything I was consuming revolved around a million other other individuals in the globe shouting nice things and horrible things.” “‘Why would I — I don’t get anything out of it,’ I reasoned. ‘I’m not getting any younger.’ I just snapped and was done with it.”

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Gomez, who has spoken openly about her mental health issues and lupus fight, said that discussing her personal life online was “too much knowledge” for her to stomach.

“It seemed like my thoughts and everything I was consuming revolved around a million different individuals in the globe speaking positive and terrible things,” she said. “‘Why would I — I get nothing out of it,’ I reasoned. I’m not getting any younger.’ And I’d had enough.

By taking a step back from the comments, she was able to rediscover calm and even take greater creative chances, as she explained, “I simply put down this small little phone with 150 million people on it. That gave me a huge sigh of relief.”

In 2019, Gomez began deleting social media applications from her phone. She told Kelly and Ryan on Live With Kelly and Ryan about her choice “Spending all of one’s time fixating on all of these remarks and let this garbage in, I believe, has become quite detrimental for young people, including myself. And it was having an impact on me. It would make me melancholy, make me feel bad about myself, and make me look at my body differently, among other things.”

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