4 January 2017
Kim Kardashian on Wednesday made a return to Instagram following a three-month hiatus. On the same day, Hollywood actress, Anne Hathaway, announced she is “taking a pause” from the photo sharing platform and Facebook.
According to the Academy Award winner who made the announcement in a video posted to Instagram, she is quitting social media in a bid to focus on remaining ‘positive’ for 2017.
She wrote: “Let’s keep it positive, people. I am grateful to 2016 for the birth of my son and all that has meant, for the lesson(s) that there are no guarantees and we should celebrate and delight in each other now and not later, and that within the greatest crisis always lay the path to achieving the greatest wisdom.”
Hathaway went on to offer her own words of advice to all those who were emotionally affected by the events of last year (such as Trump’s rise to power, and Britain’s decision to Brexit).
“2016 was marked by many difficult moments and there were many corresponding reactions,” she wrote.
“As we go into a new year full of new opportunities, please remember that anger is a depot and not the train, so don’t let it be your whole journey.
“Let’s all trust deeper and love freer and light the way the best we are able into 2017. Love, light, peace.”
At the end of her heartfelt message, she added a postscript.
It read simply: “I wanted to let you know I am taking a pause from Instagram and Facebook. Until next we meet.”
Hathaway explained that though she won’t be deleting her accounts, they will be inactive.
Hathaway is not the only celebrity to take a break from social media this year; Gigi Hadid also announced that she had made the “empowering” decision to switch off, too.