“I’m Too Old for This,” Selena Gomez Takes a Break From Social Media in Support of Taylor Swift
After defending her close friend Taylor Swift from being mocked in old footage by Hailey Bieber, Selena Gomez announced her intention to take a break from social media. Despite being the most followed woman on Instagram at 30 years old, she recently revealed on a TikTok Live session that she is taking a sabbatical from the internet in the face of criticism over her comments about Justin Bieber’s wife. Selena affirmed her commitment to being true to herself and expressed gratitude for the support of her loyal friends and fans before she made her declaration.
Selena Gomez explained that she decided to take this break, as she considers the recent events to be trivial, especially at the age of 30. She stated, “I’m gonna be taking a second from social media cause this is a little silly, and I’m 30. I’m too old for this.” Despite this, she expressed her love and appreciation for her fans and promised to return soon.
Selena Gomez deactivated her TikTok account after her live session, but her Instagram account remains active. The drama began when an old clip surfaced of Hailey Bieber and Method Man mocking Taylor Swift’s songs. Selena, who has been friends with Taylor since 2008, defended her friend in the comments section, writing, “Sorry, my best friend is and continues to be one of the best in the game.”
Selena’s past relationship with Justin Bieber has added to the speculation of a feud between the 2 women. However, both women have denied any animosity toward each other, despite relentless trolling from Selena’s fans on social media.
Selena and Hailey made headlines in October of last year when they posed together at the Academy Museum Gala in Los Angeles, which went viral on social media. In a subsequent interview, the singer dismissed the incident as “not a big deal” and added that “It’s not even a thing.” Hailey had also previously stated that she respected Selena, and denied allegations that Justin had cheated on Gomez with her.
Selena and Justin had been in an on-again-off-again relationship since their teenage years, but their final breakup occurred in 2018, just a few months before Justin married Hailey in a courthouse wedding. The following month, Selena reportedly had a breakdown related to her autoimmune disease and underwent treatment.
Following the news of Selena’s alleged breakdown in 2018, Justin was spotted looking upset while sitting in his car with Hailey. The model has faced criticism from Selena’s devoted fans throughout her relationship with Justin, who she has now been married to for over 4 years. Additionally, Hailey was so frustrated by the online trolling she constantly faced that she posted a TikTok video saying, “Enough time has gone by where it’s valid to leave me alone. I beg of you, truly.”
Recently, a TikTok user made a touching post that moved Selena Gomez to tears. The user expressed sympathy for the singer, stating that she could not imagine going through a public breakup with someone she had been in love with for 7 years, only to have him marry someone else just 2 months later. They also acknowledged Selena’s chronic illness and the challenges of dealing with mental health issues in the public eye. “That comment made me cry. Thank you!” Selena responded in the comments.
The post serves as a reminder of the toll that fame and public scrutiny can take on even the most successful celebrities.