Selena Gomez spoke about taking a step back from social media during an appearance on Wednesday’s “LIVE With Kelly and Ryan”.
Gomez, who has 152 million followers on Instagram, insisted she would spend far too much time focusing on negative comments.
The singer said when asked whether she still engaged with her followers, “I used to a lot, but I think it’s just become really unhealthy, I think, personally, for young people, including myself, to spend all of their time fixating on all these comments and letting this stuff in.
“It was affecting me. It would make me depressed. It would make me feel not good about myself and look at my body differently and all kinds of stuff.”
Gomez continued, “I have it on someone else’s phone [now].
“And when I feel like I want to share something with my fans or just mess around with it, I do it then.”