Vicky Pattison has announced she’s taking a break from social media.
The TV personality, 34, who recently got engaged to her long-term partner Ercan on a lavish holiday in Dubai, took to Instagram to explain why she’s taking some time away from the platform.
Posting a black and white image which read “temporarily closed for spiritual maintenance”, she wrote in the caption: “I think I’m long overdue a bit of a break from social media. I intended to have one in Dubai but with the engagement & everything, all the lovely moments & beautiful things to take pictures of I think I just got too excited to share everything with you all.
“And that’s what I love about social media- seeing everyone’s big wins, achievements & gorgeous life moments & celebrating with them- but I also love people’s honesty when things aren’t going so well- it takes bravery to open up & be vulnerable on here as you never know how it’s going to be received and as we all know people can be cruel, I feel like now more so than ever there’s an anger to this platform.”
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She went on to write: “I just don’t feel I can win atm & I don’t think trying to is the correct way to spend my time… If I’m curvier I’ve ‘let myself go’ but if I’ve lost weight I look ‘ill’ & ‘I’m no longer an advocate for curvy women’.
“If I do a post regarding my normal life or something fun or lighthearted I’m a ‘disgrace & should be ashamed of myself’ because of what’s going on in Ukraine however if I proactively try to do my bit then ‘where was my support for Syria?’ Or my effort isn’t good enough!!
“This dialogue is exhausting! And for someone like me, who’s really just trying to spread some love, light & positivity- it’s too much.”
Vicky has gained a legion of fans throughout her career for being down to earth and relatable, and is always incredibly honest.
However, she pointed to the “negativity” and “misplaced anger” she’d received from trolls as one of the main reasons for her decision to take a break from social media, but that she wouldn’t give in to the criticism.
“I know deep down it doesn’t matter how nice I am on here, how normal, how honest, how relatable I am- I will never people please my way into collective acceptance.
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“And I need to stop trying & just focus on the things that bring me happiness & peace- sometimes self care is choosing not to argue with people who are committed to misunderstanding you.
“I’m overdue abit of that self care I think so I’m going to see if I can get that lovely post engagement bubble feeling back this week & remove myself from the toxicity of Instagram [love heart emoji].”
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