Selena Gomez was recently interviewed by ‘New Music Daily’ on Apple Music’s Beats 1 to promote her recent album ‘Rare’. She unwound herself in the interview, speaking truthfully about her relationship with social media.
‘I didn’t have social media for two years. You’ve just got to do it. I was driving myself crazy. First off, there was a million things that I didn’t want to see. I would see them over and over and over again. Then I’m comparing. Then I’m looking at these people, and I’m like, ‘How do they’ … It’s all the things that people say, right? It’s nothing new. It’s that you usually sometimes feel like shit. You have FOMO (fear of missing out). Everyone’s life looks amazing, and that happens to me, too. I’m like, “Well, what am I? I’m missing the plot here. Right? How come it’s so fun for everyone else?’ she said.
She didn’t stop at that, she continued to say, ‘Then it just started getting dark. There were accounts that were dissecting me, down to my body, to my face, my features, choices I’ve made, telling stories, and it drove me crazy because I honestly just wanted to be like, ‘None of you even know what you’re talking about’, and it just destroyed me. So I stopped, and I tell every single person everything changed. Also, I’m living in that time where there’s a specific look that’s going on within females. So that would get in my head as well. Yeah, I do look young, so there’s nothing I can do about that. Of course, I am 27, but sometimes I’m like, ‘Oh, I look like a baby’, which is stupid. I don’t fit into that look, which isn’t a bad thing, and it’s not bad that that’s what people enjoy and like. It’s whatever makes you feel comfortable, of course.’
Selena Gomez then revealed that when she was away from social media, she was much happier. Happier with herself, and how she looks. Staying away from social media has definitely helped her a lot.