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Lorde Opens Up About Leaving Social Media
The realm of social media can be a daunting place. As much as we love binge-scrolling through our feed for #OOTDs and insight to the lives of our favourite celebrities, the effect social media can have on one’s mental state is a topic more and more people on and offline are taking more seriously.
Singer-songwriter Lorde spoke out about her choice to leave social media during an interview on The Zane Lowe Show, and it’s pretty understandable.
“I realized I was trying to come up with a funny Instagram caption and do a photo of me that looked cool that I would hope would get a certain amount of likes,” the New Zealand-born star confessed.
“It sounds obvious, but that’s cooked. For me, I’m not a girl that gets a bunch of likes. I’m who I am, and I’ve got to lean into that.”
“I think for the last one I was 21 and still like the kids, and then the culture started to change and I didn’t know that I wanted to change with it,” she goes on to say.
“I had to be like, ‘Do you want to keep being the kids? Or do you want to transition through that and be something of an elder statesman at 24?’ Which I really feel like I am now, which I love, but it took a minute. I felt a little like, ‘Oh no, I’m the kids?” she recalled having to ask herself.
Well, major props to Lorde for doing what was best for her mental health. As much as social media acts as a bridge between us fans and our stars, we all need to take into account that sometimes social media can hurt them more than help them, and making the decision to leave the platform is highly commendable.