Kendall Jenner Finally Shares Her Reason Behind Deactivating Instagram Account

Carrie Parker

Finally, some answers as to why one of Instagram's biggest celebrities deactivated her account. Kendall Jenner shared the reasoning behind her social media deactivation during an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday.

The 21-year-old stated that a need to "detox" influenced her decision to take a break from the popular photo sharing app. Kendall goes into detail on how obsessed she was becoming with Instagram as it was the first thing she would check in the morning and the last thing before bed.

E! News quoted Jenner in an article revealing why she felt the need to "cut the cord" between herself and her fans.

"I felt a little too dependent on it, so I kinda wanted to take a minute. It's a detox. "

Jenner added that it's been a refreshing few days without the app, and said she deleted Twitter from her phone as well. The young model also touches on how social media apps distract people from everyday life. Kendall said she's not on her phone as much without the social media apps, which helps her engage more in real life. Despite it being "really nice" to have a break from social media, she said she will eventually be back.

Some sources, such as the Daily Mail, speculated Kendall deleted her account in response to the outrage following a ballerina photoshoot she did for Vogue Spain. Jenner was the target of much hate after being accused of not appropriately representing the art, according to Hello Giggles.

Kendall has even attempted meditation with older sister Kim Kardashian on an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians as she tries to control her anxiety. This came after Jenner revealed she is suffering from sleep paralysis due to extreme anxiety. With her health in question, taking a break from Instagram has proven to be a "refreshing" break for her.

Kendall discussed the surprise of finding out her deactivation made national headlines as people expressed shock over losing the popular Instagram account. She told Ellen she had no idea people were even talking about it as she had deleted Twitter from her phone. It wasn't until friends and family started sending her links to articles, such as this one from CNN, that she realized it was a big deal.

Kendall expressed her own shock of making news by saying "why is this even this big of a deal?" It seems Kenny underestimates her own popularity when it comes to social media followers.

"I had no idea anyone was even talking about it. I honestly didn't even think anyone would care."

Fans began to express their concern via Twitter over Kendall's "disappearance" as they realized she was missing from Instagram. However, Kendall was not receiving these tweets as she had deleted that app from her phone as well.

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