Pop Star Selena Gomez: Social Media Has Been 'Terrible' For My Generation

Pop Star Selena Gomez: Social Media Has Been 'Terrible' For My Generation

USA pop singer and actress Selena Gomez has taken aim at social media platforms and their detrimental effect on young people, saying they could be unsafe and contribute to a world of disinformation and bullying.

"I understand that it's awesome to use your platform, but it really does scare me to see how exposed that these young girls and these young boys are, and they're not really aware of the news or anything going on", she continued. I was called Brownie, Curry, go back on the elephant you came on, and that really affected me when I was a kid and affected my self-esteem.

But she added: "I think it's pretty impossible to make (the internet) safe at this point".

Gomez who has 150 million Instagram followers, was past year overtaken by footballer Cristiano Ronaldo as the most followed person on the platform, and she has previously taken lengthy breaks from social media. The Dead Don't Die just premiered at Cannes where it opened the festival to mixed reviews and will next head to the Overlook Film Festival before arriving in theaters on June 14. Gomez, despite having over 150 million followers on Instagram, doesn't want to place value in that. "Every single thing that I do in my career and my life, I just feel so grateful". People have said a lot of ignorant things to me, but instead of being offended, I try and educate them. "I like to be intentional with it", she said.

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"It can be great in moments but I would just be careful and allow yourself some time limits when you use it and when you shouldn't".

Selena Gomez | Dominique Charriau/WireImageWhy doesn't Selena Gomez like social media? Speaking with Heben Nigatu on an episode of Coach's podcast, "Dream It Real", she said: "It is not that healthy to be on [social media] all the time". Taking breaks is really important. "And I hate to say that, I don't mean to be rude, but it's very unrealistic in a lot of ways". The performer, who has more than 150 million Instagram followers and almost 58 million Twitter followers, explained that she's much more mindful of what she shares on her various channels these days. She responded by posting about body-positivity.

The I Can't Get Enough singer kept in tune with her tailored look and wore her hair in a low chignon with a sleek middle part.

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