Celebs who took a break from social media

2018-12-20 08:29
Demi Lovato

Cape Town - Celebrities might look like they have egos as big as their bank balances, but these stars are only human, and nasty comments from online trolls also cause their confidence to take a knock . . .

Just like the rest of us, Hollywood’s finest also find that social media can sometimes become too much for them and when they reach this point, it’s straight to the delete or uninstall button.

Kanye West (41)                                          

After his pro-Donald Trump rant on Saturday Night Live made headlines in October, singer Kanye West deleted his social media. Later that month he returned while on a visit to Uganda but kept a low profile.

“Kanye got to the point where he realised his rants were becoming unhealthy. This is why he deleted his account,” a source later told People magazine.

Pete Davidson (25)

Seems his on-off relationship with Instagram has been more turbulent than his whirlwind romance with Ariana Grande was.

While the couple were still dating, Pete deleted his page saying he didn’t “want to be on Instagram anymore. Or on any social media platform”.

In September he returned though to promote the upcoming season premiere of his show, Saturday Night Live, but the following month wiped his account after the news of his split from the Thank U, Next singer broke.

He eventually returned but is keeping his number of posts to a minimum. 

“No matter how hard the internet or anyone tries to make me kill myself. I won’t,” he told fans in December.

Ruby Rose (32)

After it was announced she’d be playing Batwoman in CW’s Arrowverse, disapproval from fans followed, causing her to delete her Twitter account in August.

“I’m looking forward to getting more than four hours of sleep and to break from Twitter to focus all my energy on my next two projects. If you need me, I’ll be on my Bat Phone,” she tweeted before deleting her account.

Demi Lovato (26)

The singer took a three-month break from social media following her drug overdose in July.

When she returned in November, it was to encourage people to vote on Election Day.

“I’m so grateful to be home in time to vote!” Demi captioned a picture of herself at a booth.

Millie Bobby Brown (14)

The teen actress became the subject of a homophobic Twitter trend that paired offensive pictures of Millie with discriminatory captions.

People who posted the memes claimed is was meant to be satirical but there’s no denying the “joke” was done in nothing more than poor taste. Millie deleted her Twitter account in June and is yet to return to the site.


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