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Selena Gomez breaks her silence to talk about going on social media.

Selena Gomez Talks About Social Media Break, Will Be More Involved

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By Emily Reily

Selena Gomez hasn't been seen much on social media recently, and now has explained why.

She posted a message this week to explain her absence from social media sites, and the reason for her departure was a simple one -- she just wanted to try to avoid being "insensitive" to the current global situation.

"I wanted to take some time to do a quick message for you guys because I haven’t been posting that much," she began in an Instagram video.

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Selena Gomez spoke to fans about her social media absence.
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Gomez acknowledged her fans and seems to have clearly missed her time away.

“I just wanted to let you know that I love you guys and I miss you and there’s so many exciting things coming up that I can’t wait to share with all of you.

I just think at the beginning of this year, with everything going on, it felt a little insensitive to post things that may be a little just joyful or celebratory."

The Black Lives Matter movement has made some headway this year after the death of George Floyd.
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In June, Gomez opened her Instagram account for activists and black leaders to use as a platform as to post messages as the Black Lives Matter movement continued.

She said she took this action because she wanted to find the best way to use her site, which boasts more than 180 million followers.

“After thinking about how best to use my social media, I decided that we all need to hear more from black voices," Gomez said at the time.

Gomez opened up her Instagram to leaders and activists in the Black Lives Matter movement
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“Over the next few days I will be highlighting influential leaders and giving them a chance to take over my Instagram so that they can speak directly to all of us," Gomez announced.

Black Lives Matter co-creator Alicia Garza, civil rights activist Brittany Packnett Cunnigham, professor and author Ibram X Kendi, and author and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams all contributed to Gomez's social media site during the two weeks she took a break from posting.

Gomez is ready to begin making more regular posts.
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While Gomez says the separation was difficult for her, she realizes it was a necessary step.

“It was really hard for me and I’ve taken the time to learn, truly learn, about what’s going on and I continue to make that my priority.”

But soon she says she's going to "post more of my personal stuff."

“But, just letting you know that I’m going to be a little bit more involved and I’m just sending more love and gonna show you some more of my personal stuff and what I have been doing."

"Thank you for being here and thank you for supporting me always, and I will talk to you soon,” she told her fans.

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