Selena Gomez, a renowned music icon, announced her temporary exit from social media yesterday. The singer, with a huge following online, decided to take a break to concentrate on substantial issues.
– Selena Gomez announced her first social media hiatus of the year.
– The singer is reportedly focusing on matters that are more important to her.
– Rumors about her gossiping about Kylie Jenner and Timothée Chalamet circulate.
Gomez Makes Announcement
In a video she shared featuring her boyfriend, Benny Blanco, with a caption that said, “I’m off social for a while. I’m focusing on what really matters,” Gomez signified on Instagram her first hiatus of 2024. The video showed Blanco, a music producer by trade and one of Gomez’s latest collaborators, playing with children.
Gomez previously utilized Instagram last month to confirm her romantic involvement with Blanco, born Benjamin Levin. This is not the first public announcement regarding the singer taking a break from social media from Gomez. She took a similar stance in October.
Speculations about Chalamet and Jenner
This decision has been made amidst online rumors suggesting the “Lose You to Love Me” vocalist was whispering about Timothée Chalamet and Kylie Jenner during the Golden Globes. Speculations rose when the Disney Channel alum was captured whispering to close friend Taylor Swift.
The online community believes that Gomez had gone looking for a photo opportunity with her “Rainy Day in New York” co-star, Chalamet, only for his girlfriend, Jenner, to intervene. These rumors were turned into an article for E! News, which Gomez allegedly commented on through the social media platform prior to her hiatus.
Gomez’s Response to the Situation
Gomez was quick to dismiss such rumors about the supposed feud. “Noooooo I told Taylor about two of my friends who hooked up,” she clarified on a post according to Comments by Celebs, a verified account. She stated further that it isn’t anyone’s business.
Need for a Breather from Social Media
Before retiring from the virtual world, Gomez relayed her desire to shrink away from social media in October. She related her concern with the prevalent animosity and violence that had been striking the world. She went into detail about the war between Israel and Hamas.
Nowadays, Gomez’s social media platforms are silent, echoing the singer’s decision to attend more to her life off-screen. This move is not the first of its kind, within the celebrity world or for Gomez herself.
Anxiety around online personas, the pressure of constant updates, and inescapable negative comments are known to lead to mental strain. Famous figures opting for a social media detox is becoming a common phenomenon.
While her fans await her return, they also acknowledge and respect Gomez’s decisions. The famous star reminded everyone once again about looking beyond the virtual world and focusing on what truly matters. Selena Gomez redefined boundaries in the digital world and her decision to take a break from social media will hopefully encourage others to follow suit.
Source: New York Daily News