Dune Star Zendaya Says Social Media Makes Her Anxious

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There is little doubt that social media is now part of everyone's life. However, Zendaya isn't a big fan of sharing details about her own life. The Dune star has just admitted that Instagram and similar apps make her anxious. In addition to that, she shared some awesome advice for her fans.

Zendaya's social media followers are undoubtedly happy whenever the former Disney star has new photos and updates to share. However, they may have also noticed that the Spider-Man: No Way Home actress disappears for a long time before returning with new posts.

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So why the long absence in between posts? Zendaya has admitted to People that her shyness gives her anxiety whenever she has to share details about her personal life.

"I was always a shy kid. I would find being on social media would kind of make me anxious, or I would start to overthink a little too much," she said. Zendaya then offered an explanation to her followers who are still waiting.

"I haven't been posting, and my fans probably hate it, which I understand. But I get too overwhelmed with having to post things, and if I think too much about it, I'm not gonna do it," she said. "It's not worth it."

Zendaya then pointed out that her fans actually "want me to be happy and exist beyond social media." With that in mind, she says she would "rather do what I love and then post when I have a project to promote."

Zendaya then offered some advice for her followers. "Take the time that you need and don't compare yourself to anyone else," she said.


It's great to know that Zendaya knows how to deal with her anxiety over social media and is encouraging people to take breaks whenever needed. It's also awesome advice for those who should take the time away from social media.

Zendaya plays Chani in Dune, which is currently screening in theaters and on HBO Max. She will return as MJ in Spider-Man: No Way Home, which is scheduled for release on December 17, 2021.

Related: Dune Crosses $200M Worldwide Box Office Haul With $40M Opening Weekend