Selena Gomez has stepped away from social media as the Israel-Hamas war intensifies in the Gaza Strip.
“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. We need to protect ALL people, especially children and stop the violence for good,” Gomez wrote in her Instagram Story on Monday.
“I’m sorry if my words will never be enough for everyone or a hashtag. I just can’t stand by innocent people getting hurt,” she continued. “That’s what makes me sick. I wish I could change the world. But a post won’t. Love, Selena.”
Her statement comes amid Instagram users posting comments under her recent posts urging her to speak out about the growing humanitarian crisis in Gaza as a water supply “catastrophe” looms, per the United Nations Children’s Fund, and the Israeli military expands its incursion into the Gaza Strip.
On TikTok and Instagram, Gomez has not posted anything to her grid since early October.