There is no doubt that celebrities give us unprecedented access to anything that occurs in their life through their posts, tweets, and images. This allows us to drink the sweet nectar of fame and fortune. Of course, people get too addicted to sugar, and social media is considered as a double-edged sword of hate, bullying, harassment, and stories.
Social media is a tool for celebrities to connect with their fans, promote their work, confirm to deny rumors ad stay with relevant information. Without creating an Instagram account some of the stars manages to work in social media. But most of the celebrities rely on at least one of the social media platform to help to maintain their professional lives.
There is no doubt that social media is a powerful tool, and it also brings in negativity and criticism. This is true if the follower count is very high and the celebrity is not on private. For various reasons, it is common for celebrities with millions of followers to watch their every move and they decide to completely close their accounts.
The reason celebrities close their accounts is that the comments given by the fans put a serious effect on their mental health and happiness. Celebrities sometimes avoid social media as they cannot control themselves as what they say online. They sometimes need a social media detox. They might take a break from posting or have wiped their social media clean before announcing a new project or have ditched it forever, these stars have been in headlines for going against social media.
Continue reading to know the reasons why the ten celebrities hit the ‘delete’ button on the social media profiles.
Miley Cyrus Removed all her Instagram Photos in 2018
In July 2018, Miley Cyrus decided to clear out all her Instagram account and social media channels. There was no prior information to the fans about her closing her account. Her fans assumed that Liam Hemsworth and she had a split up while some assumed that there might be some problem in the personal life. But only later, through some of her sources, it was known that she just wanted some space for herself.
She said she needs a long break and feels that now things are healthy. To one of the sources, she said she would return to the app when she gets some new music and is ready to promote her new sound.
Pete Davidson Defend His IG after people voiced negative opinions
We accept the fact that it is a noble thing to deactivate from your social media to take a stand against those who attack someone you love deeply.
Pete Davidson deleted his Instagram after people voiced negative opinions about his whirlwind romance and engagement to Ariana Grande. His fans thought that there might be some trouble, but Davidson made it clear that he closed his account as he could not handle the negative comments received from his angry fans.
Before closing his account, he wrote on Instagram to make the fans clear that there is nothing wrong and he does not want to be on Instagram or any social media platform. He also said that the internet is an evil place and he does not feel good.
Millie Bobby Brown left Twitter after becoming a homophobic meme
14-year old actress, Millie Bobby deleted her Twitter account after she became the subject of a bizarre and homophobic Twitter trend that paired an innocuous photo of her with homophobic captions. There were a number of memes of the actor’s selfies and photos with homophobic statements and slurs. If any fans access the official Twitter account of the actor, a message pops up stating ‘Sorry, the page doesn’t exist’.
Brown used this platform to spread awareness about gun control, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD).
Kelly Marie Tran left Instagram after dealing with Online Harassment
In ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi;’ Kelly Marie played as Rose Tico and became quite a famous actor. Kelly Marie Tran is formed in San Diego, California, United States. In June 2018, she deletes all her Instagram photos after months of harassment from racist “Star Wars” fans.
She has not stated the reason for her leaving the social media site, but her fans could make out the link between the harassment and the deleted Instagram account. She is not in the social media site since August 2018.
Lena Dunham Left Social Media since she no Longer Felt Safe
Lena Dunham personally stopped using her social media accounts for quite a long time. In September 2015, the writer and actress stated that she was going to have someone else tweet on her account since she wanted to avoid negativity online.
While being asked she stated that she really appreciated the fans following her and didn’t want to cut off the relationship completely but she personally felt that social media is not a safe place for her.
Cardi B deleted Instagram shortly after a Feud
In May 2018, Cardi B deleted her Instagram account for a week after she got into a public feud with fellow rapper Azealia Banks. Cardi was accused of being a ‘Caricature of a Black Woman’. Though Cardi defended her authenticity finally Cardi deleted all of her Instagram accounts.
Ariel Winter Leave Twitter Behind for too Much Judgment
The Modern Family star, Ariel Winter chooses to deactivate her Twitter account due to an incident in 2018.
A picture of Winter taken by a paparazzo was deleted by Instagram since it violated the copyright. This provoked users and members of the paparazzi to send her criticism for months. In July 2018, one of Winter’s representative confirmed that she was on an ‘indefinite’ break from social media. They stated that she had taken a break from Twitter and was engaged with commenters on her other platforms due to the negativity she is going through.
Leslie Jones Abandon Twitter due to Online Trolls
The new all-female Ghostbusters released in 2016 was something to celebrate. But the online trolls and naysayers were an excuse to spread racism and misogyny. Leslie Jones had starred in the movie received many tweets and was harassed for the color of her skin.
She thus decided to get rid of the social medial account totally.
Blake Lively deleted Social Media to promote a Film
Blake Lively wiped off all her Instagram photos from the social media site and unfollowed everyone including her husband Ryan Reynolds. Fans feared for the worst but this was just a promotional tool. She came back to the app with a small message about a woman called ‘Emily’. It is just a tease for her new film “A Simple Favor” which revolves around the disappearance of a woman named Emily.
Meghan Markle Deleted her Social Media before joining the Royal Family
Mehan Markle was a big Instagram fan and even had a lifestyle blog- The Tig before being the Duchess of Sussex. She had great fans on social media. After announcing her engagement to Prince Harry, and before joining the Royal Family, she deleted all her social media accounts.