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Why Daisy quit Instagram

12:02 AM April 23, 2018

DAISY Ridley AFP

If you’ve been looking for Daisy Ridley’s official Instagram account, you won’t find it—it hasn’t been there for some time.

In a recent issue of Glamour, the “Star Wars” actress revealed why she quit the photo-sharing app. It wasn’t about a controversial post, she reiterated.

“I posted a thing about gun regulations, because I was at [the Teen Choice Awards tribute to shootings in the United States],” said Ridley.
“People weren’t nice about how I looked. And I was like, ‘I’m out.’ Simple as that. I didn’t sign up for people to go, ‘You’re amazing!’ But I didn’t sign up for them to say things like, ‘Your skin is s**t,’ either.’”

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Struggle with anxiety

Ridley, 26, elaborated on her decision to quit. “I’m just not equipped for [Instagram]. I’m super sensitive…I feel things. There is also a sense that I’m asked who I’m dating, a lot more than [my costar John Boyega] is. I don’t answer, because I have things in my life that are private.”

The actress also revealed that she struggled with anxiety in 2016.
“My body was constantly in fight-or-flight. I was so sick one of the days we were filming that a publication tried to make out like I was hungover.”

But, her late costar Carrie Fisher gave her valuable advice to help deal with it.
“[Carrie said], ‘You know when people come up to you for a picture?’ And I was like, “Isn’t it intimidating?” She told me she hugged a fan once and [felt the fan’s] heart…racing. She was like, “That’s what you have to remember: It’s nerve-wracking for everyone.”—OLIVER PULUMBARIT

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