She may be the fourth most followed celebrity on Instagram, but Selena Gomez revealed she wishes the app didn’t exist in a confessional interview with Dazed magazine.
The 27-year-old singer, who is one of the most followed people on the platform, with 167 million watching her posts, thinks the photo-sharing app has put a lot of ‘pressure’ on people to conform and not celebrate what makes them unique.
When asked if she could push a button to get rid of Instagram entirely, she told the publication: ‘I think I’d have a lot of people not liking me for saying yes.’
‘If I could find a balanced, happy medium that would be great, but I would be lying if I said that it isn’t destroying some of my generation, their identity,’ she explained.
‘It’s a huge part of why I named my album Rare, because there’s so much pressure to look the same as everyone else.’
The Lose You To Love Me hitmaker decided to take a two-year break from Instagram and Twitter in 2018 and admitted it was ‘scary’ returning to social media at first and stills to only short bursts of usage.
‘It was scary going back on – the first four days I was like, ‘No, there’s no way I can do this.’ What I do now is to only go on it when I feel like I need to, and then I’ll just log off, I won’t take time to explore or look at anything else,’ she said.
Gomez recently admitted she felt much happier when she wasn’t using social media.
‘When I was out of social media, I was so much happier with just me, myself, how I looked, and that helped a lot. I just needed to let my old self go. I was purging multiple different things, but it was specifically who I was then,’ she admitted.
For her raunchiest photo-shoot to date, Gomez flaunted her figure in a plunging bodysuit and flirty mini dresses that showcased her sensational figure.
In the interview she also opened up about her health issues, including her battle with lupus in 2012 and undergoing a kidney transplant in 2017.
Asked by a fan account what was the ‘scariest’ part of releasing new music after such a long gap, Selena confessed: ‘That no one would like it and my career as a singer would be over. I genuinely thought that.
‘I worked so, so hard on this album. It could have come out and completely flopped, and then it’s like, well, where do you go from here?