Five Major Things That Happened Before Selena Gomez’s Social Media Break

Selena Gomez has introduced that she is taking a break from social media after an action-packed week on Instagram and TikTok.

On Thursday, February 23, the “Wolves” singer posted a TikTok Live clip, which was later shared to Twitter, saying that she is “too old” for the “silly” occasions which have unfolded on her social media pages just lately.

Gomez, 30, has made headlines a number of occasions all through the final seven days for occasions associated to her on-line presence.

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Selena Gomez, pictured at Variety’s 2022 Hitmakers brunch at City Market Social House on December 03, 2022 in Los Angeles, California, has introduced that she is taking a break from social media.
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In her TikTok stay, she defined: “I’m going to be taking a second from social media, because this is a little silly. I’m 30 and am too old for this. But I love you so much and I’ll see you guys sooner than later.

“I’m simply gonna take a break from all the things,” she added.

Newsweek has contacted Gomez’s representatives for remark.

Gomez has taken a number of breaks from Instagram through the years and even revealed in 2019 that she had deleted the app from her telephone, regardless of being probably the most {followed} accounts on the earth.

The Only Murders within the Building actress has, nevertheless, continued to put up on Instagram through the years, in addition to becoming a member of TikTok, the place she introduced she was taking a step again.

Newsweek has all the things it’s essential to learn about what occurred throughout Gomez’s eventful week on social media earlier than she took a break.

Five Major Things That Happened Before Selena Gomez’s Social Media Break

Speaking on Weight Fluctuations

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Selena Gomez has taken breaks from social media previously however has just lately been energetic on Instagram and TikTok. The singer and actress is pictured attending the eightieth Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton on January 10, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California.
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On February 17, Gomez took to TikTok to slam those that criticize her weight fluctuations, saying they had been brought on by lupus remedy.

The singer has lengthy struggled with the auto-immune illness and was even pressured to have a life-saving kidney transplant in 2017.

As a outcome, Gomez has to take medicines for the remainder of her life, however mentioned she was blissful to take action as a result of “they are what helps me.”

“When I’m off of it, I tend to kind of lose weight,” Gomez defined in a TikTok stay, including that remedy makes her add “water weight,” however she would reasonably stay with these uncomfortable side effects than be sick.

“My medications are important, and I believe they are what helps me.”

Becoming Instagram’s Most-Followed Woman

On February 22, Gomez grew to become the most-followed lady on Instagram with 381 million followers.

The “Lose You to Love Me” singer dethroned the earlier holder of the title, Kylie Jenner, who has 380 million followers.

Soccer legend Cristiano Ronaldo is the most-followed particular person on Instagram, boasting 551 million followers, whereas Lionel Messi, a fellow soccer participant, has 432 million.

Re-Posting an Old Photo

Following the information that she is now the most-followed lady on Instagram, Gomez re-shared an image of herself on her Instagram web page.

She initially posted the snap, which exhibits her sporting a black strapless high and hoop earrings whereas sipping a colourful cocktail, a couple of years in the past.

“Deleted this one time because I thought maybe it was too much but eh,” Gomez captioned the put up.

She later edited the caption to incorporate “taking a break from social,” in brackets.

Kylie Jenner Eyebrow Drama

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Selena Gomez, pictured on the Soho House on December 14, 2022 in New York City, and Kylie Jenner, pictured outdoors Schiaparelli, throughout the Paris Fashion Week on January 23, 2023 in Paris, France, have denied fan hypothesis that Jenner was making enjoyable of Gomez’s eyebrows on Instagram.
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On February 22, Gomez shared a humorous clip to her TikTok, revealing that she’d “accidentally laminated [her] brows too much.”

Shortly after, Jenner posted a photograph of herself on her Instagram story with the phrases “this was an accident???” written over her eyebrows, {followed} by a screenshot of her FaceTiming Hailey Bieber, who’s married to Gomez’s ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber, with their cameras held up near their eyebrows.

Fans accused actuality tv star Jenner of constructing enjoyable of Gomez however the Kylie Cosmetics proprietor rapidly shut down the hypothesis by commenting on a TikTok.

“This is reaching,” she wrote. “No shade towards Selena ever and I didn’t see her eyebrow posts! u guys are making something out of nothing. this is silly.”

Gomez then wrote: “Agreed @kyliejenner It’s all unnecessary. I’m a fan of Kylie!”

Defending Taylor Swift

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Selena Gomez appeared to defend Taylor Swift on TikTok after outdated footage of Hailey Bieber sticking her tongue out on the point out of the singer was posted on-line. Gomez and Bieber are pictured performing onstage throughout the Taylor Swift popularity Stadium Tour on the Rose Bowl on May 19, 2018 in Pasadena, California. Bieber is seen on January 18, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
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One of Gomez’s final actions on social media earlier than she introduced her break was her defending her shut buddy, singer Taylor Swift.

In screenshots obtained by Instagram account PopFaction, Gomez left a remark beneath a TikTok displaying outdated footage of Hailey Bieber, seemingly throughout a tv look, protruding her tongue when Swift’s album was talked about.

“So sorry, my best friend is and continues to be one of the best in the game,” Gomez purportedly commented.

Gomez additionally left a touch upon a video of a fan expressing sympathy for the star over her public relationship, and subsequent break-up, with Justin Bieber, who married mannequin Hailey in 2018.

The fan began the TikTok by asking: “Does anyone just ever feel really bad for Selena Gomez? Like, can you imagine going through a breakup so publicly with a guy that you were in love with for like, seven years and then like, two months later he just marries someone?

“And then you’ve gotten a like, continual sickness or autoimmune illness—sorry, I do not know an excessive amount of about lupus, however I am unable to think about that it is enjoyable—and dwelling with that and the flareups, simply having to stay with it within the public eye whereas persons are watching you after which having to take care of psychological well being when life is difficult sufficient already? Honestly, kudos to her for being so courageous and so public and similar to, so open about her journey.”

Gomez then appears to have commented: “That made me cry [crying emoji] thanks!”

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