Daisy Ridley Quits Instagram Over the Pressures of Hollywood

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Here’s the reason why Daisy Ridley quit Instagram.

Daisy Ridley became a celebrity overnight. Within a few days and a Star Wars press release, everyone was asking who is Daisy Ridley? Then the movie release of Star Wars hit theaters and Ridley became a house hold name.

While she gained hundreds of thousands of fans and followers, Ridley has surprisingly quit Instagram leaving her fans hanging and asking – what happened?

Daisy Ridley
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Last month she decided to quit the social network following online abuse. Ridley received backlash after posting an image of herself commenting on gun violence in America. She wrote alongside the image: “Thinking about how lucky I am like……… Serious bit: as I sat in the audience yesterday tears were streaming down my face at the tribute to those that have been lost to gun violence. I didn’t get a great picture of the incredible group that came on stage but they were so brave. It was a true moment of togetherness. We must #stoptheviolence.”

And now Ridley has explained her decision to quit Instagram. Attending the Student Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Ridley spoke out about it.

She said: “I felt a pressure being on it. I was like ‘I need to post. Oh my God, it’s been this many days’. It’s actually been kind of nice not to be on it.

“I’m 24. I have a lot of growing up to do. I have to deal with loads of stuff myself personally. For that to be projected with millions of people watching, that is like a bit of an extra pressure.

She added: “I think some people handle it well. Just right now it’s not for me, but who knows.”

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