Selena Gomez’s Instagram unfollowing spree left the Internet asking, “Who? What? Why? SelGo, no! Stay friends with everyone! For the sake of the Coachella gods, please!” But the 21-year-old star unfollowed festival partners Kendall and Kylie Jenner, BFF Taylor Swift, Ashley Benson and Vanessa Hudgens, among others.
Now, E! Online learned a little backstory about why Gomez made the bold move. The site reported that, after Coachella, Gomez decided to purge negative influences from her life and focus only on the good things, like music and church. It was time for her to reevaluate her friendships and relationships. The desert will do that to a girl.
Austin Mahone recently admited to J-14.com that he was upset Gomez unfollowed him. “Yes, I saw [she unfollowed Taylor, Kylie and Kendall],” he said. “I was mad! I was like, ‘I wonder if Selena’s still following me,’ so I looked and then I saw she was following zero people, so I was like, ‘All right, I see how it is. I’m going to confront her about it next time I see her, like, ‘Yo, why’d you unfollow me?'”
It’s true. Gomez currently follows no one and has only posted selfies and music lyrics since what shall further be known as “The Great Unfollow Of 2014” began.