Seeking solace, ASAP! For some celebrities, the best way to find peace is to take a hiatus from cyberspace, where trolls and clickbait headlines are geared toward creating chaos. Stars, including
Selena Gomez and Sarah Hyland, have taken breaks from social media in order to refresh their minds, their tagged mentions and their search history.
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The “Wolves” singer took a hiatus from social media in September 2018 after her ex-boyfriend,
Justin Bieber, married Hailey Baldwin at a New York City courthouse. “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,” Gomez wrote alongside a photo of herself on Instagram. “Just remember- negative comments can hurt anybody’s feelings.” That wasn’t her first time stepping away from the social media spotlight: The Disney Channel alum did the same in 2016 as well.
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Modern Family actress announced in December 2018 that she’d be staying “offline for a while” after she received backlash for crowdfunding donations for her family after her 14-year-old cousin was killed by an alleged drunk driver. “You guys finally did it,” she wrote in December 2018. “Your horrible negative ignorant words have broken me.”
After the reality star was robbed at gunpoint in Paris in October 2016, Kardashian went MIA on her social media accounts — and in the public eye — for three months. She later rang in 2017 by returning to Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat with family-oriented photos: one with her mother and another with husband
Kanye West with their son, Saint.
The “Sorry Not Sorry” singer paused her social media activity for several months following her July 2018 drug overdose. After seeking treatment in a rehab facility for three months, Lovato returned to Instagram for a good cause in November — to encourage people to get out and vote on Election Day. “I am so grateful to be home in time to vote!” she wrote alongside a shot of her at the booth.
Orange Is the New Black actress deleted her Twitter account in August 2018 after it was announced she would be playing Batwoman in CW’s Arrowverse — and fans were none too pleased. Rose slammed critics for questioning why she was the right fit for the role before tweeting, “I am looking forward to getting more than 4 hours of sleep and to break from Twitter to focus all my energy on my next 2 projects. If you need me, I’ll be on my Bat Phone.”
Saturday Night Live star has a love-hate relationship with the internet. During his whirlwind romance with Ariana Grande during the summer of 2018, he deleted his page, explaining he didn’t “want to be on Instagram anymore. or on any social media platform.” He returned to Instagram in September to promote the upcoming premiere of Saturday Night Live, noting, “f–k the internet tho….” Davidson once again wiped his account clean in October after news broke that he and the “God Is a Woman” singer had ended their engagement. He later returned and, while keeping his posts to a bare minimum, the comedian did advise haters in December, “No mater how hard the internet or anyone tries to make me kill myself. I won’t.”
Millie Bobby Brown
Stranger Things star deleted her Twitter account after memes that attributed homophobic comments to her alongside a hashtag #TakeDownMillieBobbyBrown went viral in June 2018.
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Dancing With the Stars pro announced in March 2018, “I’m dealing with some personal things right now and need to take a break from social media. Thanks for understanding and remember to tell the people who are important to you just how much you love them each and everyday.” She returned to Instagram a few days later to post a sweet tribute to her father, Stephen Burke, who died March 9.
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The “Ghost Town” rapper is no stranger to deactivating his social media accounts. In October 2018, West deleted his pages after he made headlines for his pro-Donald Trump rant on
Saturday Night Live and calling to abolish the 13th amendment on Twitter. He later returned to social media while on vacation in Uganda that same month but continued to keep a low profile. A year earlier, West shut down his Instagram account with a source explaining to Us, “It wasn’t a healthy outlet for him.”
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