Why Selena Gomez Deleted Instagram Off Her Phone for a Week

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Ever need a social media cleanse? Selena Gomez is all for it.

The singer/actress recently revealed in an interview with Yahoo! Beauty that she once took a break from everything online. She took a week-long peace-out from Instagram, deleting the app from her phone. #SoHardToDo

"I didn't have it, and I would have to go to my laptop if I wanted to post something , so that I wouldn't get caught up in it. You always get wrapped up in it. You look at one image and then you're on different pages, and then you are 52 weeks in, and it's just a lot," she said. Adding she's learned to "not give in to" haters.

We all know she's had to deal with her share of online bullying and body shaming this past year. She's brushed it off, but she is concerned for the younger generation, particularly her younger sister.

"With social media there is so much access to people's feelings and their hearts more than ever," she added to the site. "I am so terrified for my little sister to go to school because everything has changed and gotten a little bit more intense."

As for who Sel looks to when she needs a support system? Her girlfriends are her go-tos.

"I think it's equally as important to have [friends] who aren't in the industry: I live with two roommates, and one of them's a realtor and the other one works for a charity ... I'm able to recognize how people treat me differently than they treat my friends who aren't famous," Selena recently told Extra.

"And then you have people like Taylor [Swift] or Demi [Lovato] or anyone that you're able to look in the eye and go, 'My gosh, this hurts, I don't understand this. Why are people like this?' And they get it."
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