Selena Gomez hates social media, "it's terrible for my generation"
- Selena Gomez has spoken out against social media, saying it has been terrible for her generation
- This is despite the fact that the 26-year-old actress is one of the most followed people in the world on Instagram (150-million fans)
- The star has said she is careful how much she uses social media
- Gomez said that an obsession with social media is dangerous and devastating
Selena Gomez says social media is "terrible for my generation".
The singer and actress is already one of the most followed instagram accounts in the world, but she has said she is careful how much she uses the image-sharing platform. Speaking at a press conference for her new flick The Dead Don't Die in Cannes, she said that it 'scares' her to see how 'exposed' young people can be on the internet.
Gomez went on to say that social media can be dangerous and devastating if used incorectly or obsessed over.
Speaking at the press conference, Gomez said, "'For my generation specifically, social media has been terrible".
'I understand that it's amazing to use as a platform but it does scare me when you see how exposed these young girls and boys are. I think it's dangerous for sure."
When asked whether if she should take responsibility in making these platforms safer for young people, Gomez responded that it was "impossible to make it safe at this point".
'I'm grateful I have a platform', Selena explained. 'I don't do a lot of pointless pictures. For me, I like to be intentional with it."
"I see these young girls … I'll meet them at meet-and-greets, and they're just devastated by bullying and not having a voice. I would be careful and allow yourself some time limits of when you should use it."
The actress preached caution, and the importance of taking a break from the rigours of social media. "As much as I am grateful for the voice that social media gives each of us, I am equally grateful to be able to step back and live my life present to the moment I have been given."
"Kindness and encouragement only for a bit! Just remember- negative comments can hurt anybody's feelings. Obvi."