Selena Gomez recently made headlines when she announced her decision to delete her Instagram account amid a storm of online trolling. This move came in response to the backlash she received over her comments concerning the Israel-Palestine conflict. Despite being one of the most followed individuals on Instagram with over 430 million subscribers, the continuous trolling pushed her to declare her intention of stepping away from the platform.
She made the announcement through her Instagram Stories, but interestingly, removed the post after some time, and as of the latest update, her account still remains active. The sequence of these events has not only highlighted the toll that social media can take on individuals, regardless of their public stature, but also the volatile nature of digital platforms in the face of real-world issues and public discourse.