Instagram is a great medium that allows us to keep up with what our favorite celebs and their daily lives. One of the most followed celebrities was model and reality TV-star, #KendallJenner. If you're one of Jenner's more than 63 million Instagram followers, you might have been caught off guard by this page:
Her disappearance came without an explanation. There was some speculation that she left the site due to the controversy surrounding a ballet-inspired photoshoot for Vogue Spain, for which Jenner posed as a ballerina, back in September.
This drew a lot of criticism from people, claiming they could have used an actual ballerina from the shoot rather than Jenner. Kendall responded to the frankly unjustified criticism stating
'With my Vogue Spain shoot, I didn’t even know I was going to be a ballerina until I went into hair and makeup. I never said I knew ballet and I didn’t practice beforehand. I just show up to do my job!'
Now though, we know that wasn't the reason.
Kendall Wasn't Such A Fan Of The Effects Of Social Media In Her Life
During a recent interview with Ellen Degeneres, Kendall revealed the reason for her departure:
"I don't know, I just wanted to detox. I felt like I just wanted a little bit of a break. I'm always on it. I would go to bed and it was the last thing I would look at. I felt a little dependent on it."
Due to the unexpectedness of her departure from the site, even her family members contacted her about it.
It seems Kendall's displeasure with social media had been brewing for some time. In an interview with Allure this September, she shared an anecdote in which she realized how big of a part social media played in the lives of her and her sister, Kylie:
"It was the first time we had ever been to this beautiful place, and we were sitting in a car. I was just zoning out, taking it all in. And Kylie wouldn't put her phone down. I'm like, 'That's so crazy to me that you're not experiencing this.' That was the moment it kind of clicked for me. And I didn't like it. So sometimes I delete Instagram or Twitter or Snapchat off my phone for a couple days."
But will she be back? Yes. Kendall told Ellen:
"I'll be back. I'll come back."
According to her, she's already showing signs of withdrawal syndrome, so we should expect her return to the platform soon. Even more so, considering that Kendall is a model and Instagram has played a big role in her career. Back in 2014, Estee Lauder named her the face of the brand because
"She is the ultimate instagirl, and we are excited to leverage her image, voice, energy and extraordinary social media power to introduce Estee Lauder to millions of young women around the world."
The good news for her followers is that, just like Arnold Schwarzenegger, she'll be back; we'll just have to wait.
Have you ever been addicted to social media and decided to delete it? Let me know in the comments.