5 Stars Speak on Why Social Media Can be Negative

Celebrities have a lot of power by just signing up to social media but there can also be negative aspects to deal with. These 5 stars have spoken on what they don’t like about social media, explaining what they find to be negative. Some say it’s impossible to form real connections with people through social media, while others think being constantly aware of branding yourself, or trying to take good photos for Instagram, just distracts from real life and normal experiences.

Cameron Diaz


Cameron believes it can be dangerous: “I think social media is a crazy-ass experiment on society. The way people use it to get validation from a bunch of strangers is dangerous. What’s the point?”

Dakota Fanning

Dakota thinks being so involved with social media makes people miss out: “I feel like if I did it, I’d start to measure my experiences by how good of an Instagram it’s going to turn into. And I don’t want to be living my life trying to see it all in a square, trying to get a photo. You have to set the photo up, you have to take the photo, you have to edit the photo, pick the right filter, format it, caption it–like, too much! There are so many more things I could be doing!”

Elizabeth Olsen

Elizabeth doesn’t want to be in the public eye when it’s not for work: “I don’t [use] social media, and I feel like that’s how people control their image. My image, in my mind, is just to disappear. I just want people to see the work that I’m proud of. I feel like you let people touch you when you have Instagram or Twitter, and I don’t want to be touched all the time. I’m not going to do it – ever.”

Helen Mirren

Helen tried out facebook and didn’t enjoy the experience because she felt she didn’t have privacy: “Well, I did – I went on Facebook for about 24 hours because I have young members of my family and I travel a lot and I wanted to be in touch. But I found very rapidly – literally within 24 hours – that I just found it so intrusive and I didn’t want strangers wanting to become my friends. I just didn’t want that. There was something really scary about it and I didn’t like it at all.”

Taylor Schilling

Taylor thinks it’s difficult to form real connections with people: “It takes a lot of bravery to be authentic and honest and to take that social mask off in order to connect with another human being. So much of what makes us who we are is smoothed away online. And what truly connects us is the wrinkles, not the smoothness.”