Kendall Jenner and 5 other famous people that have quit social media
Posted November 20, 2016
Kendall Jenner was one of the most popular people on Instagram with over 68 million followers. She also had one of the most liked Instagram photos of all time when she posted a photo of her laying on the floor, her hair spread around her in the shape of hearts.
But this week, during an interview on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Jenner told Ellen she decided to delete her account. To Jenner, the reason for her decision was simple.
“I’m always on it. I felt a little too dependent on it," she said, according to Entertainment Weekly. "So I kind of wanted to take a minute. It’s a detox.”
She also expressed suprise that her decision to delete her account contributed to so much controversy.
“It’s so crazy to me that it even became huge news like that. Like I have no idea how that happened. I guess I didn’t expect it,” she said, according to Entertainment Weekly.
She also said that she will be back on the social network eventually. You can watch her full interview with DeGeneres here.
However, Jenner is not the first, or the last, celebrity to call it quits from social media — and most always come back.
Justin Bieber announced in August that "I’m gonna make my Instagram private if you guys don’t stop the hate,” according to CNN. He was referring to some comments that were made about his relationship with a model. In the comments, some people were comparing his then girlfriend Sofia Richie to Bieber's ex Selena Gomez. He has yet to come back to the social network.
The Daily Mail reported Chrissy Teigen briefly quit Twitter in October of 2014.
"I can't see anything through the sea of hate and anger that is now my Twitter," she said. "Seriously I can't sift through it all."
She posted this message in response to backlash from a tweet about a shooting in Ottawa, Canada. She rejoined the site a week later.
Demi Lovato announced on Twitter in June that she was leaving the social network and Instagram because of comments she received after saying Mariah Carey was "nasty" for how she acted towards Jennifer Lopez, according to USA Today. She returned to social media the next day.
Entertainment Weekly reported Daisy Ridley left Instagram in August, after sharing an anti-gun violence post. Fans were quick to point out that she recently starred in a movie some believe was full of violence, and that she had no place to say such things. She has not yet returned to Twitter or Instagram, but is still active on Facebook.
Ed Sheeran announced in December of 2015 that he would be taking a break from social media.
"I've had such an amazing ride over the last five years, but I find myself seeing the world through a screen and not my eyes, so I'm taking this opportunity of me not having to be anywhere or do anything to travel the world and see everything I missed," he said, People reported.
He has yet to come back, although he has been spotted in Taylor Swift's Instagram photos.