Selena Gomez urges women to ignore social media pressures
Celeb News / 28 March 2017, 10:58am / Bang Showbiz
Chart-topping singer Selena Gomez has urged a group of young women to feel like they are "worth more than a comment" on social media.
The 24-year-old star recently visited a high school in Los Angeles, California, where she met a group of girls involved in Step Up, an organisation that connects women from underprivileged areas with mentors who help them to realise their potential.
The 'Hands To Myself' hitmaker explained that her infatuation with the photo-sharing website caused her to feel "like s**t" - even though she has 114 million followers.
Selena said: "As soon as I became the most followed person on Instagram, I sort of freaked out. It had become so consuming to me. It's what I woke up to and went to sleep to.
"I was an addict, and it felt like I was seeing things I didn't want to see, like it was putting things in my head that I didn't want to care about. I always end up feeling like s**t when I look at Instagram. Which is why I'm kind of under the radar, ghosting it a bit."