Selena Gomez is taking a step back.
The “Hands To Myself” singer took to Instagram on Thursday, to edit the caption for her photo posted last night. Gomez, 30, has been quite vocal about the toll social media has taken on her mental health in the past, and what she has done for self-care to recuperate.
Gomez has frequently come up in social media conversations across platforms this week.
Inside Gomez’s Hectic Week On Social Media
After she posted multiple TikToks wherein she uses an eyebrow filter, TikTok users would pick up on the fact Kylie Jenner posted an Instagram story featuring a selfie where the Kylie Cosmetics CEO said her heavily made-up eyebrows had been “an accident.” In one of Gomez’s TikToks, she jokes she “accidentally laminated my ‘brows too much.”
The Blast covered a selection of TikToks linking Jenner’s photo and Gomez’s TikTok together; multiple creators would explore whether Jenner had been intentionally throwing shade at Gomez, especially emphasizing the fact Jenner had reportedly tagged Hailey Bieber in the photo.
Bieber and Gomez have been linked together in the press and on social media for years; the timeline of Beiber’s relationship with her now-husband and Gomez’s ex, Justin, remains a particular topic of interest. The Biebers allegedly began dating a month after Justin called it quits with Gomez for the final time. The pair dated for four years.
Gomez attempted to put the speculation to rest when she commented on a widely circulated TikTok about the alleged feud with Jenner; she would echo Jenner’s comment where she said the idea of intentionally mocking Gomez’s TikToks had been “reaching.”
“Agreed @kyliejenner It’s all unnecessary,” Gomez said, before adding, “I’m a fan of Kylie!”
Gomez would continue to make headlines after she later commented on an allegedly out-of-context video of Bieber, where she can be seen visibly mocking Gomez’s close friend, Taylor Swift.
Swift would defend her pal by commenting, “So sorry, my best friend is, and continues to be one of the best in the game.”
Social media would quickly catch wind of Gomez’s defense with Twitter conversations and TikToks made about the “Lose You To Love Me” singer standing up for her pal.
Many would criticize Gomez for her actions, accusing her of “being obsessed” with Bieber. (via The Blast)
The ‘Only Murders In The Building’ Star Has Been Candid About Her Relationship With Social Media
In 2021, The Blast took a look at Gomez’s honest revelations about the largely negative role social media has played in her life.
“This is too much of my personal life spread out there,” she would tell WWD’s Beauty Inc in an interview. Gomez also discussed the struggles she has faced by allowing social media users’ perception of her to have total control over, and define her thoughts.
“I get nothing out of it,” she would go on to say. Gomez eventually enlisted members of her team to be in complete control of her social media accounts, and she would intervene when the situation called for it.
“I text my assistant the caption that I want for all of my posts,” she continued.
Gomez Announced She Would Be ‘Taking A Break From Social’ Following Beiber And Jenner Incidents
Gomez edited the caption to her latest Instagram post on Thursday to announce her latest social media break.
Her new caption reads, “I deleted this one time because I thought maybe it was too much, but eh (taking a break from social).”
The pic features Gomez looking content as she’s seen enjoying her drink.
As of this writing, there appear to be no comments on the photo pertaining to her announcement; countless celebs and fans praised SelGo for ultimately deciding to post the photo.
Gomez’s relationship with her mental health and the struggles she has faced is the subject of an Apple TV+ documentary, that debuted on the platform in November. She would candidly discuss her bipolar disorder while promoting the doc, revealing it may affect her chances of naturally bearing children due to her medication.
“That’s a very, big, big present thing in my life,” she told Rolling Stone per our report on the documentary. “However, if I’m meant to have them, I will,” Gomez continued.