Twitter and Instagram definitely have a lot of upsides — like making friends, staying connected with people you don’t get to see that often and of course and keeping up with your favorite celebrities. But with the Internet trolls and haters, they’ve also got some downsides too. That’s why some of our favorite stars have decided to step away from social media over the years.

Hailey Bieber revealed in a March 2021 YouTube video the real reason why she decided to delete her Twitter account.

“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. “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.”

In December 2020, YouTube legend Tyler Oakley announced that he was taking a break from the video-sharing site after 13 years. Titled “See ya later,” his video was a goodbye message to fans.

“I have been making videos and uploading them every single Tuesday at noon for years and years and years and years and years,” he explained. “If you have been watching since I have been in college—I was 18 when I started and I am now 31 — so, you can go back and find any single week of my life between those two dates and see what I was up to. I’ve never really taken a break and it is now time for me to take a break.”

He continued, “This is not forever goodbye. This is just like, ‘I’ll see you in a sec.’ All is well. Nothing is bad in the worst way possible. Don’t go and assume the worst.”

As turned out, they’re not the only one who’s said goodbye to social media for a bit. Stars like Tana Mongeau, Chloe Lukasiak, Demi Lovato, Camila Cabello, Lili ReinhartJustin Bieber, Dove Cameron and more have all also taken a step away from the internet before — and those are just a few. 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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