Actress and singer Selena Gomez recently made an announcement that she is taking a temporary break from social media due to her concerns about the “violence and terror” occurring in the world. She shared this decision via an Instagram story on Monday, expressing her distress over the recent global news headlines. Selena stated, “I’ve been taking a break from social media because my heart breaks to see all of the horror, hate, violence, and terror that’s going on in the world. People being tortured and killed or any act of hate towards any one group is horrific.” She emphasized the need to protect all people, particularly children, and put an end to violence.
While Selena did not specify any particular conflict, her remarks appear to reference the ongoing conflict in the Middle East between Israel and Hamas, which has resulted in the loss of numerous lives, including children. According to Save the Children, over 3,257 children have tragically lost their lives in the three weeks since the escalation of fighting in early October.
Selena Gomez’s decision to step back from social media reflects her deep concern for the ongoing global issues and the impact they have on people, especially the most vulnerable.
One wrote, “better she has written that something for hamas n all terrorist groups not to do such acts in future cus then its consequences face by innocent children!
Mam Selena your heart should bleed for all Kids whose been targeted by terrorists since so many years! Not done by you”
Another wrote, “I totally have the sympathies what the people are going through.
But were all these sympathisers sleeping before when the innocent Israelis were attacked while sleeping or partying on a national holiday? Now, when a country is retaliating to safeguard its sovereignty and citizens, everyone is awake for the human rights.
If someone will enter my house harming my family members, I’ll have all the rights to protect them in every manner. Full stop!”
A third user wrote, “We should have not to leave media just to not see the violence instead we should raise voice for the oppressed Palestinians which are killed mercilessly. The Israel is targeting the civilian.”