Daisy Ridley Dubs Years-Long Social Media Hiatus 'a Good Thing' When Making Return

When returning to Instagram six years after vowing to never be back following backlash over her supportive message for victims affected by gun violence, the 'Star Wars' actress says that she's 'ready' for 'Year of Yes.'

AceShowbiz - Daisy Ridley is finally back on Instagram. When making her return to the photo-sharing app, the Rey depicter in "Star Wars" film series said that taking six years off social media is "a good thing."

On Tuesday, April 5, the 29-year-old actress wrote underneath a series of silly artwork of herself, "Trying to remember how to use this app." She added, "Maybe it's a good thing I didn't have Insta during quarantine, or else I would have posted these. Oh, well, still posting them."

Hours earlier, Daisy posted a photo of her sipping tea while doing self-care rituals. In the caption, the actress portraying Viola Eade in "Chaos Walking" penned, "Coming out of social media hibernation refreshed, recharged." She also noted that she's "ready for what I'm calling my 'Year of Yes.' " She later concluded her message, "And that's the tea."

Back in 2016, Daisy deleted her Instagram account after receiving heavy backlash for posting a message about how moved she was by the Teen Choice Awards tribute to victims of gun violence. "[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," she wrote at the time. "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."

The following year, she told Glamour magazine that she's protective of her privacy. "It's not good for me, personally. I'm just not equipped for it. I'm super sensitive, not too sensitive, but I really feel things," she noted.

"I have to come first, because if I am not healthy. I was struggling with anxiety last year," Daisy further revealed. "If I'm not mentally healthy, or I'm depleted from sharing so much, I won't have anything left for when people approach me."

Then in 2019, Daisy told Buzzfeed News' morning show "AM to DM" that she would never be reactivating her social media account. "I honestly think now with social media and stuff, it's great to have freedom of expression, but I do feel like people think opinions have so much weight," she explained at the time, before stressing, "I don't really think bad vibes should have the sun shone on them. Like, I don't want to read your thing."

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