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.
However, Kendall simply responded to the haters by disabling her Instagram comments and ignoring all the rude remarks. It seems she has taken it a step further as she deactivated her account altogether. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to fans as Jenner publicly deals with anxiety and panic attacks, according to In Touch Weekly.
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.
Fans were shocked to discover an error message when attempting to access Kendall’s Instagram this week after she disabled her account. Jenner has seen much success on the social media platform, including posting one of the most “liked” photos of 2015, according to Hollywood Life.
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.”
But people do care, obviously. Kendall is one of the more elusive siblings of the Kardashian bunch. She doesn’t post to social media as often as her sisters, even when it’s not deactivated. She is often out of the country during modeling gigs, but even when she is in Los Angeles, Kendall keeps a low profile.
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.
we want you back on instagram, we ???? you girl @KendallJenner— new acc ???? (@voguehadidd) November 14, 2016
Jenner has since sent several tweets, including a re-tweet Wednesday morning, regarding her and sister Kylie Jenner’s clothing collection.
As Jenner stated, she’ll be back on Instagram one day. Until then, fans can follow along on her Twitter handle.
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