Social media is frustrating, says Selena Gomez

Pop star Selena Gomez has opened up about her frustrations with social media.



Selena Gomez has a huge following on social media
Selena Gomez has a huge following on social media

Selena Gomez feels frustrated by social media.

The 31-year-old star has a huge online following, but Selena often takes breaks from social media platforms in order to escape the negativity.

The brunette beauty - who has more than 400 million followers on Instagram - said at the TIME100 Summit: "I find it frustrating.

"Then I get a little mouthy and I want to defend the people I love."

Selena believes it's important to take breaks from social media in order to retain a sense of perspective.

The actress - who is currently dating record producer Benny Blanco - explained: "I took four years off of Instagram, and I let my team post for me for those years. I felt like it was the most rewarding gift I gave myself."

Meanwhile, Selena previously claimed that there's "so much strength in being vulnerable".

The 'Only Murders in the Building' star has spoken openly about her mental health struggles over recent years, and Selena admitted that she's found it to be a "very freeing" experience.

She told Wondermind: "I don’t love giving advice because I don’t have all of the answers.

"I’d say, though, find a friend or a family member you feel comfortable talking with and open up about what you are feeling. It’s very freeing to open up to someone. There is so much strength in being vulnerable."

Despite this, Selena doesn't have any regrets over how she's dealt with her own struggles.

The actress - who first found fame as a child - explained: "I try and not look back and wish anything could have been different. What I am happy about is that more people are opening up about their mental health."