Perrie Edwards Admits She’s Considered QUITTING Social Media Due To Mental Health Issues
Perrie Edwards has revealed that social media can sometimes “mess” with her mental health. And I doubt that she’s the only one…
The Little Mix star has opened up about how she has started experiencing the panic attacks that come with anxiety. Perrie Edwards has revealed that she tries to “differentiate” what’s real on the internet and what is fabricated because it can make her feel like she’s not good enough when she see’s people “looking perfect” 24 hours a day.
Perrie Edwards said:
“Social media can be so crap because on the one hand, it’s the best thing ever. We can go online every day, talk to our fans, be really close, have this connection with them, we post videos and pictures and we keep them up to date. It’s a nice thing we have as a relationship with our fans, our friends and our family”.
“On the other hand, you go on Instagram and see people living these ideal lifestyles and people looking perfect 24/7 and you look at it and think, ‘why don’t I look like that? Why don’t I have a private jet every day? Why don’t I have Bentley parked outside?’ It starts to really mess with your head, and you start to feel like you’re not good enough”.
“It’s about trying to differentiate what’s real and what’s not and a lot of the time, social media is not real.” Preach it, huni!
The girl group singer has revealed that she often receives “aggressive” comments from people on social media and it can “affect” her day because she doesn’t understand why people need to be so “negative”.
She told Glamour magazine:
“It’s the negative that stays with you and affects you the most. I don’t know how to look at people like that on social media. You don’t know whether to look at them and think ‘why are you evil? Do you get a kick out of being a bitch?’ Or, do you feel sorry for those people because they feel the need to do that? Maybe it’s by putting a negative effect on someone else, they’re benefitting by making themselves feel better.
The blonde bombshell continued:
“I don’t know how to look at it. I think if you don’t have anything nice to say, shut the f**k up. Why bring your negativity onto other people? If you’re going through something and you want to speak to someone, speak to someone, don’t go out and be aggressive towards other people on social media.”
Thankfully, the South Shields singer has her fellow band mates – Leigh Anne Pinnock, Jesy Nelson and Jade Thirlwall – as well as her boyfriend Alex Oxlade Chamberlain to help her and remind her just how incredible she is!
Perrie Edwards isn’t the only one to have considered leaving social media for good; here are some fellow celebs that have thought about taking the plunge:
Kanye West is one star who just can’t seem to make up his mind. One day he’s ranting on Twitter and the next? Poof, his account gone!
After sharing a lot of pro-Trump tweets, the rapper came to the conclusion that his time spent on social media was no longer healthy and deleted his account in October 2018. He has, of course, returned since then. With tweets about Trump. Again…
One of my favorite of many things about what the Trump hat represents to me is that people can’t tell me what to do because I’m black
— ye (@kanyewest) 1 January 2019
In August 2018, openly gender-fluid actress Ruby Rose, faced backlash online when people argued she wasn’t the ”right fit” for Batwoman…the first openly gay superhero. Wut?!
The actress posted one final Twitter thread before closing her account for good, and switching off her IG comments. She has since turned her comments back on Instagram and is posting again! (Do you think her doing social media for Batwoman was in her contract?)
The ”Wrecking Ball” singer left her followers in shock when she suddenly cleared out her Instagram profile in July 2018. Was she hacked? Had she and Hemsworth split? What happened?!
In the end, there was no sinister reason that prompted Miley to take a step back from social media – she just needed some time to herself before starting over.
When his whirlwind engagement to Ariana Grande came to a sudden end, Pete Davidson was dealt a lot of hate online.
Unfortunately, things got so bad that Davidson felt he had no other choice but to permanently close down all of his social platforms – which he branded as ”evil”.
Naturally, he has since started using Instagram again, but cleared all his posts and started afresh. We see you, huni.
Millie Bobby Brown
14-year-old Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown, was chased off Twitter last year by cyber bullies who used her pictures for homophobic memes!
Although some people who used the memes have claimed they were purely satirical, Millie and her fans are (quite rightly) not seeing the funny side of the situation.
She has since returned to Twitter and has put this in her bio to make her point clear:
I want this account to share love and positivity. let’s stop bullying -MBB
hi. i missed u.
— Millie Bobby Brown (@Milliestopshate) 27 January 2019
Kelly Marie Tran
You know, Rose Tico from Star Wars: The Last Jedi? Well, actress Kelly Marie Tran is another celeb who has endured online bullying…
After putting up with months of racial harassment from supposed Star Wars ”fans”, the actress deleted her Instagram account and still hasn’t logged back in.
Remember when it all kicked off between Cardi B and Azealia Banks last year? In case your memory is a little rusty; the Harlem native called B out for being a “caricature of a black woman” and the internet blew up!
Cardi B defended herself and the pair went back and forth arguing for what seemed like days, until the rapper deleted her Instagram account for an entire week!
Blake Lively wiped her Instagram clean and even unfollowed her hubby Ryan Reynolds, leaving us all fearing that something had gone terribly wrong between the pair…
Fortunately, the whole thing turned out to be the actress’s clever way of promoting her new movie (phew!) A Simple Favor – which follows the disappearance of a woman named Emily. Smart, right?
Her online presence was just one of the many privileges Meghan Markle had to give up before she could marry Prince Harry!
The actress-turned-Duchess of Sussex was once hooked on Instagram and even ran her very own lifestyle blog up until her engagement was announced.
Since, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have created their own Instagram account – how very modern!
At the beginning of March 2018, Cheryl Burke from Dancing With The Stars announced that she would be abandoning her accounts for a while…
When Burke returned a few weeks later with the news of her surprise engagement, she also revealed that the reason for logging off was to allow herself personal time to grieve over the loss of her father.
Hammer deleted his Twitter account the day after Buzzfeed posted a critical article which targeted the actor’s career…
Like many stars, Hammer’s absence from social media only lasted a few weeks and in November 2018 he returned with a tweet that read:
*tapping mic*…is this thing still on?
— Armie Hammer (@armiehammer) 19 November 2017
We bet you never thought you’d see the day when a Jenner/Kardashian took a step back from the spotlight, but that’s exactly what happened in November 2016!
Kendall admitted to Ellen DeGeneres that Instagram was constantly on her mind and after realising how unhealthy that was, the star deleted her account. A week later, she resumed posting as though nothing happened!
Daisy Ridley is our second Star Wars actress who was forced from social media following a barrage of troll comments and hate posts…
Ridley soon came back to us but has since left (seemingly for good this time) after sharing that social media is:
“Highly unhealthy for people’s mental health.”
Is she wrong or is she simply being dramatic?
Imagine being so rich that you could afford to hire someone to tweet on your behalf? Well, that’s exactly what Lena Dunham did in 2015!
Sadly, the whole reason this came about was due to hate comments the actress was receiving online which made her feel ”unsafe”.
Ed Sheeran’s relationship with social media took a dive back in December 2015 when the singer swore off all forms of technology based communication!
The star was gone for a whole year before making his big return but by 2017, he’d already had enough and decided to permanently come off Twitter after sharing that he ”can’t read” the negativity that fills up the site.
He is on Instagram though!
Selena Gomez has gone through her fair share of rough patches over the last few years, but it wasn’t until she was hacked and Bieber’s nudes were leaked through her profile that the star decided to come off Instagram…
Since her return, the star makes sure to delete the app from her phone at least once a week for mental health purposes. Maybe it is something that we should all be doing?
Since Amber Rose’s modelling career relies heavily on her social media presence, it came as quite a shock when the star announced her plans to take a month long break in 2016!
In reality, Amber’s hiatus didn’t last as long as she originally intended and two weeks later she was flooding our screens with glam selfies. Some things never change!
You might remember that in June 2016, Demi Lovato created an online storm when she called out Mariah Carey for her ”nasty” attitude towards J-Lo. But did you notice her accounts disappeared days later?
Just one day after coming of Twitter, the star was back to sharing her thoughts with the world, but her return to Instagram took much longer!
Iggy Azalea was shamed online for her cellulite (yes, you really did read that right) after the paparazzi released some photos of the star holidaying in Hawaii!
It took a few months before the singer realised she wasn’t the one with the problem, which prompted her to continue posting. Yass queen!!!
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I know it’s hard to believe, but RiRi quit Instagram in 2014! According to her, this was completely by accident but it took her six months to get it fixed! Can anyone else smell bull sh*t?
We might have gone half a year without Ri’s posts but thankfully she hasn’t made any more ”mistakes” with her account since then!
We all remember when Taylor removed all of her Instagram images to promote her latest album, ‘Reputation’. There was the teasing of the snake – all very dramatic AKA very Taylor.
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The Modern Family actress was getting heaps of hate, especially on Twitter, so admitted in an Instagram story that she was in the middle of deleting all of her socials!
Instagram is the only social media account that the actress has kept, however, she likes to have ‘internet’ breaks every once in a while.
As part of one of the world’s biggest girl bands, Normani has to do social media, right? You’d think so, but after she dissed fellow band mate Camila Cabello in a Facebook live, Cabello’s fans started sending Normani A LOT of hate.
She ended up leaving Twitter – just for a short while, of course – but had this parting message:
— Normani (@Normani) August 5, 2016
There’s nothing quite like a bit of girl band drama!
The only Kardashian brother is known for being the ‘quiet one’ but there might be a reason for that.
In 2017, Rob ‘accidentally’ leaked his ex Blac Chyna’s (who is also his baby mama) nudes on Instagram! Uh-oh…
Not only did Chyna get a restraining order against him – don’t ask me how that works with baby Dream – but Instagram also deleted his account! Now, that’s how you know you truly f*cked up…
He subsequently took an extended leave from social media (should think so!). He has returned to Twitter but not Instagram!
Leslie starred in the all-women version of the latest Ghostbusters film. Yay girl power! However, not everyone was as excited about it as we are.
Leslie started getting a multitude of hate for her skin tone and decided the only solution was to leave Twitter. She said:
I leave Twitter tonight with tears and a very sad heart.All this cause I did a movie.You can hate the movie but the shit I got today…wrong
— Leslie Jones 🦋 (@Lesdoggg) July 19, 2016
She returned to the social media platform two days later.