In a heartfelt announcement that has garnered attention worldwide, American singer and actress Selena Gomez revealed that she is taking an indefinite break from the world of social media.
The beloved star took to her Instagram story to share her decision with her millions of followers, citing the heart-wrenching reasons behind her digital departure.
In her emotional statement, Selena expressed deep concern about the state of the world, particularly the alarming prevalence of horror, hate, violence, and terror that continues to afflict countless communities. With a heavy heart, she confessed that the ongoing global crises have taken a significant toll on her, leaving her with an overwhelming desire to make a positive change.
“I’ve been taking a break from social media because my heart breaks to see all of the horror, hate, violence, and terror that’s going on in the world. People being tortured and killed or any act of hate towards any one group is horrific,” Selena wrote on her Instagram story.
In a powerful plea, she continued, “We need to protect all people, especially children, and stop the violence for good. I’m sorry if my words will never be enough for everyone or a hashtag. I just can’t stand by innocent people getting hurt. That’s what makes me sick. I wish I could change the world. But a post won’t.”
The star’s commitment to making a difference in the face of adversity was further underscored when she declared her intention to delete her Instagram account entirely. In a poignant closing statement, she boldly proclaimed, “I’m taking a break and deleting my Instagram. I’m done. I do not support any of what’s going on.