He told ESPN: "I'm at a stage in my life where I do not get hurt by anything.
"I've suffered. If you do not take part in social media, you get beaten up.
"I played in the best leagues, the top teams, three World Cups and Copa America. At 5 years of age I could not imagine having 10% of this and I did it, why should I worry about what they say?"
Higuain added: "I've always regretted taking refuge and not going out for fear of what they could say to me, that was a regret of my life."