It is no secret that Selena Gómez has suffered from depression in recent years. The singer has revealed that social media has played an important role in her illness.
After one of the most followed artists on Instagram, along with Cristiano Ronaldo and Ariana Grande, closed her account because of the comments and cyber bullying she suffered, Adam Mosseri, the executive director of the application said that the criticism of Instagram On the part of the singer they made him feel "disappointed", but that he would love to talk to her to collaborate on ways to improve the platform.
"I used to use it a lot, but I think it has become really unhealthy for young people, including myself […] spending all their time looking at all these comments and letting these things in," he told Kelly Ripa and Ryan. Seacrest. "It would make me feel bad about myself and look at my body differently."
Gomez has now removed her Instagram account from her phone, but is still open on the phone of one of her colleagues, so she can only access it when she wants to share something with her fans.
In the past, he also talked about taking regular breaks from the platform and even deciding not to know his account password. At the Cannes Film Festival last month, Justin Bieber's ex told reporters that "social media has been terrible, specifically for my generation."
"I would love to hear from her," Mosseri told BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat. “If there is something specific that she thinks is working or is not working on the platform, I would love to hear. We like criticism, we like to have the conversation.”
However, Mosseri also questioned whether Gomez's Instagram experience, where he currently has 152 million followers, is awash with comments and “likes” and can be seen as a role model, comparable to the average user experience. What do you think