Selena Gomez has a ‘complex relationship with Instagram’ and here’s why

2018-02-08 13:12
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Cape Town – Selena Gomez may be the most followed celebrity on Instagram, but that doesn’t mean she’s a fan of the social media site.

In an interview with 13 Reasons Why star Katherine Langford for Harper’s Bazaar magazine Selena acknowledges how popular she is on IG but admits her feelings about it are complicated.

The upside:

“It has given me a voice amid all the noise of people trying to narrate my life for me and allows me to say, ‘Hey, I’m gonna post this, and this is gonna take care of the 1 200 stories that people think are interesting but actually aren’t, and aren’t even true,’” Selena explains.

She added that it “empowers” her in the sense that she is able to use her voice, her words and tell her truth.

The downside:

With the good comes a little bad however, as Selena admits the social media site adds a lot of pressure.

“The only thing that worries me is how much value people our age place on social media. It’s an incredible platform, but in a lot of ways it’s given young people, myself included, a false representation of what’s important.”


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The 25-year-old also opened up to Katherine about being honest about her struggle with depression saying that despite her completed treatment it will always be something she struggles with.

“I’ve had a lot of issues with depression and anxiety, and I’ve been very vocal about it, but it’s not something I feel I’ll ever overcome.”

Selena added that despite living with depression she has come to be okay with it, as long as she always puts herself and her health first.

“I think it’s a battle I’m gonna have to face for the rest of my life, and I’m okay with that because I know that I’m choosing myself over anything else… I want to make sure I’m healthy. If that’s good, everything else will fall into place.”


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