Essential for promoting yourself or keeping in touch with your fans, social networks can become a hell of negativity for celebrities who accumulate followers. Some then make the decision to leave these platforms to preserve themselves. The list grows with the announcement of Britney Spears deactivation of her Instagram account. After unveiling the title Hold me closer, where she puts her voice on the remix of a song by Elton John, the American singer announced that she was taking a break from the social network. “Yes, I choose happiness today,” she wrote on her Twitter account. I tell myself every day to forget the hurts and the bitterness and try to forgive myself and others. She adds, “I want to be fearless like when I was younger and not be so scared and fearful.” »
Before her, other younger celebrities have announced that they are taking a break – temporary or indefinite – from social networks. This is the case of actor Tom Holland, who on August 16, 2022 announced “taking a break from social networks for [his] mental health. Twitter and Instagram are too stimulating and suffocating. “I get caught up in a spiral when I read things about myself online,” the Spider-man singer says in a video. My mental health has deteriorated. So I decided to delete these apps. He also appealed for donations for Stem4, a UK charity dedicated to adolescent mental health. Singers Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes also walked away from social media in 2022.
Others, like Selena Gomez or Millie Bobby Brown, have decided to entrust their accounts to other people. In an interview with InStyle magazine, Selena Gomez reveals that she deleted Instagram from her phone, did not know the password to her account and sent her agent the content she wanted to publish there by SMS. Known for her role in the series Stranger Things, Millie Bobby Brown also left the management of her Facebook and Instagram accounts to a third person, and deleted her accounts on the Twitter and TikTok platforms, due to an avalanche of hypersexualizing comments. and insulting.