WION Delhi, India
Mar 28, 2017, 11.10 AM
In an interview with The Today’s Show host Sheinelle Jones, Selena Gomez opens up about the things that should really matter to young girls today.
The global superstar is the new face of the luxury label Coach and as part of the brand’s philanthropic work, she visited two schools in Los Angeles. The schools are under “Step Up”, which supports young women through mentorship programs and hopes to instil confidence in them. In her surprise visit to these schools, she mingled with the girls and spoke to Sheinelle Jones about female empowerment, self-acceptance and social media.
The singer has a strong following on social media platforms like Instagram but when asked how much importance she pays to it, Gomez said, “I delete the app from my phone at least once a week to deal with bullying in the comments. I just hope they (the girls) know they're worth more than an Instagram like or comment.”
The singer even took a three-month long social media break last summer to focus on her mental health. In her American Music Awards speech she was quoted, “I don't want to see your bodies on Instagram. I want to see what's in here”. Even though there is a lot of pressure on girls to look a certain type, they mustn't succumb to these.
She emphasized, “I want them (girls) to feel like they are capable of doing anything.”