Social media can be overwhelming when you’re every move is followed by legions and legions of followers. That’s the life of high profile celebrities who face chaotic situations online right under the comments section and more. An online presence can take a heavy toll on a celeb’s mental and emotional health especially in amidst rumors and controversy. In this article, we take a look at the biggest names in showbiz who have taken time off of cyberspace for a social media detox. Read on.
The Australian rapper is the most recent to take time away off social media. Following the topless photos of her that were leaked online, she deactivated her Instagram and Twitter accounts. Azalea has since expressed her anger towards the incident saying “I feel blindsided, embarrassed, violated and angry.
Another rapper in our list is Cardi B best known for her song collaborations with Bruno Mars and for throwing a shoe at rival Nicki Minaj. Back in February, she left social media after facing backlash for being awarded the Best Rap Album at the Grammys. Many claims that the late Mac Miller should’ve won the award. Her social media break only lasted for two days.
Singer and actress Selena Gomez took a social media hiatus following ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber’s marriage to model Hailey Baldwin. Her hiatus fuelled rumors that she was still in love with her notorious ex-beau. This wasn’t the first time she took a social media break, she also did so back in 2016.
The reality star and entrepreneur faced a traumatizing event when she was robbed at gunpoint in the city of Paris back in 2016. The incident prompted Kardashian to steer clear from the public eye for three months. This included deactivating all her social media accounts.