Twitter and Instagram definitely have a lot of up sides — like making friends, staying connected with people you don’t get to see that often and of course, keeping up with your favorite celebrities. But with the Internet trolls and haters, they’ve also got some down sides too.
That’s why some of our favorite stars have decided to step away from social media over the years. Most recently, Dove Cameron, took to her Twitter account to share why she had enough of the app.
“For years socials were my most used apps according to my battery usage/how I used my screen time,” she wrote. “I’ve made a conscious effort to stay off of it the last 2 months. now it doesn’t even show up as one minute of use per day. I’ve never been less anxious or more content. Food for thought.”
for years socials were my most used apps according to my battery usage/how i used my screen time. i’ve made a conscious effort to stay off of it the last 2 months. now it doesn’t even show up as 1 min of use per day. i’ve never been less anxious or more content. food for thought.
— Dove Cameron (@DoveCameron) March 16, 2019
The Descendants actress has been pretty open about the negative impacts social media has had on her mental health in the past.
“Social media CREATES a lot of negative thinking and makes people more desensitized to others and how cruel they are being,” she wrote back in December of 2018. “It objectifies people and creates competition and self hate and nastiness.”
Ugh, as much as we’re going to miss seeing her tweets all the time, we totally understand why she needs to step away. And she’s not the only one. Stars like Demi Lovato, Lili Reinhart and Justin Bieber have all also taken a break from social media before — and those are just a few on the long list.
Scroll through our gallery to see which other celebrities have had to take a break from social media and find out how long they lasted.
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