Selena Gomez Would Get Rid Of Instagram If She Could
"I would be lying if I said that it isn't destroying some of my generation, their identity"
If you got rid of the fame, wealth, and legions of adoring fans, Selena Gomez is just like you and me. And by that I mean she's also terrorized by Instagram. Gomez, who once upon a time in 2016 was crowned the account with the most followers, opened up about the social media platform in a new interview with Dazed. "If I could find a balanced, happy medium that would be great," she explains. "But I would be lying if I said that it isn't destroying some of my generation, their identity."
Acknowledgement of Instagram's growing detriments seem to have inspired her creatively; Gomez's third studio album title is a nod to her ever-changing relationship to the app: "It's a huge part of why I named my album Rare – because there's so much pressure to look the same as everyone else."
Gomez's commitment to living outside the confines of perfection also laid the foundation for her forthcoming makeup line. Sharing the name Rare (the woman knows her branding!) the makeup line is set to drop at Sephora summer 2020. "Being rare is about being comfortable with yourself," says Gomez of the brand's ethos. "I've stopped trying to be perfect. I just want to be me."