The attention that celebrities get from fans and haters alike can be quite overwhelming. In common for A-list celebs to have millions of followers on their social media accounts. While their online profiles can be a tool to shoot their stardom further into the galaxy, some celebrities choose to leave it out of the equation. Well, at least temporarily.
Justin Bieber’s Social Media Hiatus
Justin Bieber was linked romantically with Sofia Richie, Lionel Richie’s daughter. When he posted an Instagram photo of them sometime in 2016, he received overflowing negativity. Justin was quick to respond and deleted his account to keep his life private. He went back to social media right after breaking up with Richie.
Leslie Jones Was Overwhelmed by the Hate
Leslie Jones became a sensation right after the success of Ghostbusters in 2016. The SNL star became a target for the very racially charged tweets that caused her to cancel her Twitter account altogether. She eventually returned to Twitter when the issue died down.
Cardi B Wasn’t Here for the Negativity
Cardi B seemed to have been offended by comments rapper, Azealia Banks, made about her on the radio show The Breakfast Club, on May 11, 2018, saying that she was a “Caricature of a black woman that black women themselves would never be able to get away with.” The “Bodak Yellow Rapper” responded with “I’m from the hood. I speak how I speak; I am how I am.” She deleted her Instagram right after that but got back on the ‘gram on May 20th so she can promote her “Be Careful” single.
Ariel Winters Wanted Good Vibes Only
Modern Family star Ariel Winters decided to quit Twitter as she claimed that the “constant negativity she experiences” from the social media platform wasn’t good for her mental health. She wanted to live a moment to avoid the judgemental eyes of her haters and fans. She eventually returned to Twitter, but she became outspoken more than ever.
Iggy Azalea Was Shamed
Iggy Azalea received hateful comments about her body when the Paparazzi took photos of her on a red bikini while was spending a romantic vacation with NBA star, Nick Young in Hawaii. The online backlash forced the star to cancel her account for a time.