Deleting the apps. Over the years, some celebrities have decided to step away from social media when things got to be too much.

Hailey Bieber, for one, recounted the reason behind her decision to get off Twitter for good.

“I don’t even have a Twitter anymore because there was never really a time where I would go on there and it didn’t feel like it was a very toxic environment,” the model said in a March 2021 YouTube video. “The thought of even opening the app gives me such bad anxiety that I feel like I’m gonna throw up.”

She continued, “I think one thing I’ve had to come to the conclusion of is trying not to feel like I owe everybody an explanation or owe anybody anything, and really just try to correct what I need to correct personally behind closed doors.”

Some other celebs haven’t deleted their accounts completely, but they have taken a break for the sake of their mental health. Selena Gomez, for one, has been vocal about her love-hate relationship with social media.

“I don’t have [social media] on my phone, so there’s no temptation. I suddenly had to learn how to be with myself,” she explained during an August 2021 ELLE interview. “That was annoying, because in the past, I could spend hours looking at other people’s lives. I would find myself down nearly two years in someone’s feed, and then I’d realize, ‘I don’t even know this person!’ Now, I get information the proper way. When my friends have something to talk about, they call me and say, ‘Oh, I did this.’ They don’t say, ‘Wait, did you see my post?’”

Even though she doesn’t have control over her accounts anymore, the only app that Selena loves is TikTok. Since joining the video-sharing platform, she has called it “really fun.”

Scroll through our gallery to see which other celebrities have had to take a break from social media and find out why they were forced to say goodbye.

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