On Friday, only a few weeks after dethroning Kylie Jenner on Instagram, Selena Gomez turned the primary girl to have 400 million followers on the photo-based social media platform. Jenner is just not too far behind with 382 million Insta followers, however Gomez has been pulling forward quick.
There are nonetheless two folks with extra followers than Gomez on Instagram, soccer gamers Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, who’ve 562 followers and 442 million followers respectively.
Gomez has been probably the most adopted girl earlier than, carrying the crown in 2019 earlier than Ariana Grande after which Jenner took the title. Surprisingly, Gomez’s comeback takes place within the midst of her retreat from social media. She not too long ago advised Vanity Fair she solely has the TikTok app on her telephone and has tried to place “filters” in place to guard herself from trolls and hurtful feedback.
“Folks can name me ugly or silly and I am like, No matter,” Gomez defined. “However these folks get detailed. They write paragraphs which can be so particular and imply. I’d consistently be crying. I consistently had nervousness…I could not do it anymore. It was a waste of my time.”
The Solely Murders Within the Constructing actress mentioned that social media made her really feel “inundated with info” that she did not need.
“I went via a tough time in a breakup and I did not need to see any of the [feedback]—not essentially in regards to the relationship, however the opinions of me versus [someone] else,” she went on. “There’d be 1000’s of very nice feedback, however my thoughts goes straight to the imply one…. There are fantastic issues about social media—connecting with followers, seeing how blissful and excited they’re and their tales. However often that is filtered via [for me now]. I created a system. Every part I do I ship to my assistant who posts them. So far as feedback, my crew will put collectively just a few issues which can be encouraging.”
Aimée Lutkin is the weekend editor at ELLE.com. Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamour, Marie Claire and extra. Her first e-book, The Lonely Hunter, can be launched by Dial Press in February 2022.