Selena Gomez announces she’s taking a break from social media

Safeeyah Kazi
Break: Gomez is stepping away from social media: Getty Images

Selena Gomez has announced that she is taking a step back from social media.

The 26-year-old pop sensation told her 143 million Instagram fans how she was in need of some time away.

Gomez shared a snap of herself beaming in a mirror selfie alongside the update.

She captioned the post: “Mood lol (I was looking at myself in the mirror -like an idiot!) Update: taking a social media break. Again.

“As much as I am grateful for the voice that social media gives each of us, I am equally grateful to be able to step back and live my life present to the moment I have been given.

“Kindness and encouragement only for a bit! Just remember- negative comments can hurt anybody’s feelings. Obvi.”

Fans threw their support behind the Hands to Myself hitmaker in the comments.

One user wrote: “I always love and support you.”

Another commented: “You are amazing, just continue like you are doing. None can stop you, you are beautiful, dont listen to those that criticize you, maybe they havent looked at the mirror yet... you are amazing just the Way you are!!! Keep going like that.” [sic]

A third added: “Even tho you won’t see this comment. I just love you. Ignore the negative comments. There are more positive ones. You’ve got us, selenators. WE LOVE YOU.” [sic]