Selena Gomez, whom I’m not familiar with – beyond her rather cute appearance, spoke honestly about all the Insta-Face-Tweeting the kiddos are into.
The singer and actor, who with more than 150 million followers is one of the world’s most popular figures on Instagram, said at a press conference for her new zombie comedy The Dead Don’t Die that it had become “impossible at this point” to make social media platforms safe for users, and called on young people to take a break from social media if they were feeling overwhelmed.
“For my generation specifically, social media has been terrible,” Gomez 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 prominent social media figures she had a responsibility in making platforms safer, the 26-year-old said that it was “impossible to make it safe at this point. 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.
“Impossible to make it safe.” I agree. Delete the accounts, kids of all ages. Except for the Boomers, of course. They need the platforms to communicate, nursing home to nursing home, talking ’bout their g-g-generation.
Some other celebrity idiots, present at some film “festival,” babbled on about climate warming and 110-year-old women on Farcebook. Or something. One of them suggested a corporate boycott. I agree; I’m boycotting the film and social media industries.