Selena Gomez thanks fans after reaching 400 million Instagram followers
Her post comes just weeks after she officially reached that milestone, dethroning the woman who previously held the top spot: Kylie Jenner. (He has 382 million followers.) And Gomez is the third most followed person on the platform after Lionel Messi (482 million followers) and Cristiano Ronaldo (562 million followers).
Despite her immense popularity, Gomez has been open about her complicated relationship with social media. He announced that he was taking a break from social media shortly after making Jenner the most followed woman on Instagram. And it opened Vanity Fair in a recent interview that he no longer uses Instagram personally on his phone, instead letting his team post for him. She told the outlet that her hiatus was followed by lewd comments that caused her anxiety.
“People can call me ugly or stupid, and I’m like, whatever. But these people detail it. They write such specific and vile paragraphs,” Gomez told the portal. “I would cry all the time. I was constantly anxious… I couldn’t do it anymore. It was a waste of time.”
Since the release of the interview, Gomez only has landed in the middle of several social media dramasfans are analyzing TikTok and Instagram posts featuring her, Jenner, Hailey Bieber, and others related to them.