- Selena Gomez has acknowledged the impact of social media platforms on the youth
- The 27-year-old said Instagram was a big platform that was destroying millennials
- The popstar said she would switch the social media platforms if it were possible even though many would dislike her for doing so
Briefly.co.za learnt that the popstar has acknowledged the impact of social media platforms, especially Instagram, to the youth of today.
Being in the top five most-ollowed personalities on Instagram does not change the fact that she wishes the application never existed.
In a confessional interview with Dazed Magazine, the 27-year-old said Instagram was a big platform that was destroying the millennials and she would switch it off if it were possible.
"I think I’d have a lot of people not liking me for saying yes (switching Instagram off). If I could find a balanced, happy medium that would be great, but I would be lying if I said that it is not destroying some of my generation, their identity," she explained.
In her new album, Rare, the US citizen of Mexican descent said the name was aimed at making something very different in a world that wanted to be the same.
"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," she said.
Selena Gomez took a social media break back in 2018 and admitted that her return -two years later was scary and does not explore too much any more.
"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 will not take time to explore or look at anything else. I do not read anything, I do not read any single thing," Selena added.
Back in December 2019, the gorgeous beauty surprised many after they learned she had secretly sneaked into the country.
The singer was in Kenya for a week and avoided sharing details of her location while not posting anything on social media.
She was working with a charity organisation We Movement that was able to push for her visit.
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