Selena Gomez insists ‘social media has been terrible for my generation’ despite being one of the most followed people on Instagram
Selena Gomez had spoken out on the dangers of social media.
The actress, 26, made the comments during a press conference for her new film The Dead Don’t Die at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday, after playing a ‘wifi-obsessed hipster’ in the zombie movie.
Despite having one of the most followed Instagram accounts in the world with 150m fans, Selena, 26, insisted that ‘social media has been terrible for my generation.’
Dangers: Selena Gomez had spoken out on the dangers of social media. The actress, 26, made the comments during a press conference for her new film The Dead Don’t Die at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday
‘For my generation specifically, social media has been terrible,’ Selena said. ‘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 as one of the most followed social media users she had a responsibility in making the platforms safer, the actress said that it was ‘impossible to make it safe at this point.’
The star, who uploads on average four posts a month on Instagram, added that she is careful about the frequency with which she posts and exactly what she shares.
‘I’m grateful I have a platform. 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,’ she explained.
‘I would be careful and allow yourself some time limits of when you should use it,’ she advised.