What Happened To Celebs Who Left Social Media?


Dive into the world of celebrities who decided to bid farewell to social media due to public drama, toxic fan interactions, or for the sake of their mental well-being. Discover the reasons behind their exits and the impact on their lives beyond the spotlight. Explore the challenges and decisions that led these stars to step back from the digital stage.

  1. 1 Chlöe Bailey

    Chlöe Bailey deleted her Twitter because people were saying mean things about her after she was in a show called "Swarm." She explained, "I love social media, but on Twitter, you see all the bad stuff about yourself right in front of you. When I saw my name trending, I'd click it and see a lot of mean tweets about me. I don't want to do that to myself. I started changing myself based on what I thought people thought of me, and that's not okay."

  2. 2 Elizabeth Olsen

    Elizabeth Olsen suddenly deleted her Instagram in 2020 amid rumors that people bullied her for not posting about Chadwick Boseman's death. Later, she explained she did it because she felt like she was creating a fake version of herself. She said, "It organized my brain weirdly, and I hated the pressure to always have an opinion." Olsen mentioned she is scared of the pressure to be a voice on social issues, despite acknowledging the importance of people using their platforms.

  3. 3 Selena Gomez

    Selena Gomez is known for taking breaks from social media for her mental health, and she recently stepped away amidst rumors of a feud with Hailey Bieber. In the past, she explained how detailed and mean comments affected her mental health, causing constant crying and anxiety. Gomez mentioned, "I couldn't do it anymore. It was a waste of my time."

  4. 4 Pete Davidson

    Pete Davidson deleted his Instagram due to a flood of negative comments about his relationship and breakup with Ariana Grande. He clarified that nothing was wrong but mentioned he didn't want to be on Instagram or any social media because it's an "evil place" that doesn't make him feel good.

  5. 5 Kelly Marie Tran

    In 2018, Kelly Marie Tran, the first woman of color in a lead role in Star Wars, deleted her Instagram due to racist harassment. In a New York Times op-ed, she revealed the impact of the words, expressing a desire for a world where children of color don't feel inferior and women aren't scrutinized. Tran envisions a world where everyone is seen as human beings. Her Star Wars co-star, John Boyega, also spoke out against the hate she received.

  6. 6 Millie Bobby Brown

    Millie Bobby Brown deleted her Twitter in 2018 due to an anti-gay meme. Recently, she also deleted her TikTok after facing angry messages and inappropriate content from older men.

  7. 7 Cardi B

    Cardi B took a week off Instagram after a public feud with Azealia Banks, who accused her of being a "caricature of a Black woman." Cardi defended herself, stating she's true to her background and didn't choose fame to be a role model. Eventually, Cardi made her Twitter private and deleted her Instagram.

  8. 8 Daisy Ridley

    Daisy Ridley deleted her Instagram due to harassment after posting about gun control and paying tribute to gun violence victims. Users criticized her, citing Star Wars violence. Speaking to Glamour, she mentioned being sensitive and not equipped for social media. John Boyega supported her choices. As of April 2022, her Instagram is back.

  9. 9 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gave up Facebook and limits her time on Instagram and Twitter, citing concerns about the impact of social media on users' well-being. She emphasized that these platforms pose a public health risk, making users more susceptible to issues like depression, anxiety, and addiction.

  10. 10 Leslie Jones

    Leslie Jones temporarily left Twitter due to a barrage of racist comments and slurs, mainly because of her involvement in the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot. Responding on Twitter, she expressed feeling numb and shocked by the hate, realizing the challenges celebrities face in maintaining a positive online presence.

  11. 11 Lizzo

    Lizzo took a break from Twitter in 2020, citing too many trolls as the reason. She returned in the summer of 2021, coinciding with the release of her single "Rumors" with Cardi B. Currently, her account is set to private.

  12. 12 Iggy Azalea

    Iggy Azalea temporarily left Twitter after facing body-shaming for having cellulite. In a deleted tweet, she expressed frustration at the negativity and announced that her management would handle her Twitter account to avoid becoming an angry person due to online hate.

  13. 13 Gabby Douglas

    Gabby Douglas announced her departure from social media last summer, choosing to prioritize her mental health. In her statement, she shared the challenges she faced, expressing a desire to shed the weight and reclaim feelings of lightness and happiness.

  14. 14 Constance Wu

    In 2019, Constance Wu left social media due to backlash from tweets about her show Fresh Off the Boat. She reappeared three years later, revealing the toll on her mental health. Feeling awful about her comments and receiving messages from fellow Asian actresses, she expressed thoughts of not deserving to live and being a disgrace to the Asian American community.

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