Celebrities Who Left Social Media: Should You Too?
Recently a lot of social media stars have been taking a break from their jobs for the sake of their mental health. Lilly Singh, the female YouTuber who goes by the pseudonym Superwoman, is currently on a social media break to focus on her mental health.
She had been posting skits and vlogs non-stop since 2010 and due to her entertaining and high-quality video content, she has acquired immense international fame.
Singh posted a video titled I’ll See You Soon in which she explained her decision to go on a mental health break to her 14.5 million subscribers on YouTube. She told her fans that she was not enjoying the process of creating content and was not proud of the content that she was putting out, at least at that time.
She further added that she felt pressured to put out videos that she did not entirely love and that fact was taking a toll on her mental health.
Lilly Singh Is Not The Only One To Take A Social Media Break
The famous YouTuber is not the only on a social media hiatus. Music sensations like Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande also had to take a break from social media in order to take care of their mental health. Ariana Grande is back to posting on her social media accounts but as far as Selena Gomez is concerned, she is still spending time away from the internet.
On 24th September 2018, Selena Gomez announced her social media break on her Instagram account stating that she was not doing well both physically and mentally. Apart from this, the supposed hate she was receiving on the internet was making it worse.
During her social media hiatus, she has reportedly been in and out of hospitals due to her health and has also suffered multiple mental breakdowns. As of October 2018, Selena had been going under therapy for dialectical behavior.
Kim Kardashian Took The High Road And Made Her Life Private
Kim Kardashian, whose business model literally thrives on social media, also took a brief break after she was robbed in Paris. The whole incident had traumatized her to such an extent that it led her to live a more private life to avoid further incidents like that, which is huge considering she used to post everything about her life on her social media accounts.
Taking Breaks From Social Media Is Not A New Trend.
In the past, many celebrities and social media sensations have either taken months off from the internet or have completely left social media for good. Selena Gomez’s ex beau and music superstar, Justin Bieber, who rose to fame from YouTube, also deactivated his Instagram account back in 2016 due to the hate comments he was receiving about the girl he was dating during that time. He did not come back until after a whole year had passed.
Why Are These Celebrities Leaving Social Media?
Social media can be very toxic especially if you are a celebrity and have to maintain a presence on the internet to keep your career afloat. You have to constantly deal with your own insecurities as you will most likely always find someone better than yourself on social media.
This can make anyone a victim of constantly comparing themselves with others and developing toxic traits like jealousy and envy. Apart from their personal struggles, celebrities also have to deal with hateful comments since they put out too much of their life on social media.
According to a research conducted by University of Pennsylvania, the more a person spends time on social media, the more disturbed he or she becomes. This social media addiction can also become a cause of depression and loneliness, as per this research.
Should You Consider A Social Media Detox?
Social media can have negative effects on anyone who uses it for too long. As stated earlier, spending too much time on the internet can cause you to feel lonely and depressed. Hence, it is better to take some time off from social media or limit the time that you spend on it.
You should also block, unfollow or unfriend anyone who becomes a toxic presence on your social media experience. Although there is no specified healthy time limit on social media usage, but it’s best if you try limiting your usage to thirty minutes a day.
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