Lana Del Rey has deleted all her social media accounts!
In this day and age, social media seem like essential outlets for celebrities to promote their work. However, one A-list musician is going the other way. Recently, Lana Del Rey announced that she will be deactivating all of her social media accounts. Since last year, she had been under fire for one thing or another. Although Rey claims to be focusing on different ventures, some speculate she is going offline to cool down the heat. Needless to say, her fans are devastated.
From being a Trump supporter to comparing her struggles with artists of color, Rey had been criticized a lot
In May 2020, Lana Del Rey made headlines when she compared her own struggles with other artists. Mainly, she mentioned artists of color like Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, and Cardi B. However, she claimed that her statement was taken out of context. Furthermore, she said:
“Bro. This is sad to make it about a WOC issue when I’m talking about my favorite singers. I could’ve literally said anyone but I picked my favorite f—ing people. And this is the problem with society today, not everything is about whatever you want it to be. It’s exactly the point of my post – there are certain women that culture doesn’t want to have a voice it may not have to do with race I don’t know what it has to do with.”
After that, Lana Del Rey came under-fire when she posted the identities of people looting during BLM protests. This also indicated that she might be supporting Donald Trump. Shortly after, Rey made a comment that Trump’s presidency was ‘much needed’. Once again, Summertime Sadness singer claimed that her comments were misunderstood.
After an entire year of criticism, Lana Del Rey released her album, Arcadia, last week. According to her, the backlash made her explore her family lineage and dig deep within. She got to reflect and analyze herself. She also said:
“As much as the ongoing criticism has been trying, it at least has pushed me to explore my own family tree, to dig deep, and to continue to exhibit the fact that God only cares about how I move through the world.”
Recently, Lana Del Rey announced that she will be deactivating all social media accounts
The news came as a surprise for her fans and followers. On her Instagram, Lana Del Rey had nearly 20 million followers. In a black and white video, Rey addressed her fans and broke the news. She said:
“Hi guys, I just wanted to let you know that tomorrow, we are going to be deactivating our social media accounts, my social media accounts. And that is simply because I have so many other interests and other jobs I’m doing that require privacy and transparency.”
Furthermore, she clarified that she is not going to stop making music. At the moment, Rey is working on her eighth album, Blue Banisters. Lana Del Rey also thanked her fans for always supporting her and appreciating her music. In the end, she said:
“For right now, I think I’m going to just keep my circle a little bit closer and continue to develop some other skills and interests. Again, I’m always here making lots of records, and in the meantime, living life. So, I’ve really enjoyed sharing all these small tidbits with you, and I’m really blessed. So, thank you and… signing off.”
The news have really upset her fans and they are not okay.
Despite her explanation, Lana Del Rey fans are devastated. They took to social media to express their sorrow over the news. While few could not even believe it, others declared that her social media was their solace. Throughout her journey, her fans have stick with her and extended their support. At the same time, they have not felt shy from calling out their favorite artist. Some also called her a ‘problematic white woman’ in the past. However, the news of her deactivating her social media has upset a lot of people.
Although she is gone from the social media, Lana Del Rey fans can still connect with her through her music. Her album, Blue Bannisters, will release on October 22nd.