Three days later, Gomez was back on the platform, but only to claim that she was “deleting” it. “I’m taking a break and deleting my Instagram. I’m done,” she wrote in the Thursday post. “I do not support any of what’s going on.”View this post on Instagram
Gomez’s Instagram was still active about a week later on Wednesday afternoon, but it’s unclear when she said she was “deleting my Instagram” whether she meant deleting her account or simply deleting the app from her smartphone or wherever she typically accessed it. It is possible she has done the latter. [firefly_poll] Gomez’s initial post was apparently too neutral for some, who accused the actress of trying to be “neutral” only to protect her reputation. “Selena Gomez is literally the 3rd most followed person on Instagram with almost half a BILLION followers. A post WILL make a difference,” wrote Pheobe Shafinaz on X the day after Gomez’s original post. She did not explain how Gomez’s hypothetical post would make any difference, however. “This is why I’m annoyed when celebs make a ‘neutral’ statement,” she continued. “They do it only because of their reputation. Not because they genuinely care.”View this post on Instagram
Hollywood Life noted that Gomez had previously liked a post by comic Amy Schumer that was more decidedly pro-Israel.
Selena Gomez is literally the 3rd most followed person on Instagram with almost half a BILLION followers. A post WILL make a difference.This is why I’m annoyed when celebs make a “neutral” statement. They do it only because of their reputation. Not because they genuinely care. https://t.co/ZSgfDNdPfZ — Phoebe Shafinaz 🤍 (@PhoebeShafinaz) October 31, 2023
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