Actress and singer Selena Gomez has remained a voice to spread mental health awareness. She opened up about her experience of mental issues.
The star gave an interview to the former Surgeon General of the United States, Dr. Vivek Murthy. She revealed why she deleted her social media applications around two years ago.
She said, “I’m very vocal about technology. I have not personally for two years had any social media on my phone – though I use the platform, I make sure I approve things I want to write – but I don’t look at it. It’s not on my phone,”
“I believe heavily that there is something about social media and it’s technology being blamed for increases in loneliness and disconnection … I get pretty fired up about it.”
She further said, “These words hurt and they add nothing to my life. The truth is, they’re lies. That was how I handled it by saying I’m going to step out. I noticed a change to the things with what I was posting. I was very on-trend with the whole ‘pretty stuff’ posts,”
“I feel like I’ve become normalized in this situation which isn’t normal. My job is a lot of travel, connecting with people, making people happy — and that makes me happy and it has been a struggle.”