(Last Updated On: December 5, 2017)
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Celebrities appear to have a love-hate relationship with social media. Some stars cannot cease tweeting, using the platform as a 24-7 stream of consciousness (we’re taking a look at
you, Yeezy), whereas others would not be caught useless Instagramming their brunch. And, in gentle of this week’s outrageous Twitter blowup round Kim Kardashian’s nude selfie, it looks as if the celebs who shun the world of social media could also be on to one thing.
There are a shocking variety of large names with zero presence within the Twitterverse or different platforms. Just this week,
cowl star Jennifer Aniston opened up about her aversion to social media. “We work so hard to maintain some sort of life and privacy, why would we intentionally put ourselves out there?” The girl’s bought some extent. Privacy is without doubt one of the mostly cited causes that actors like Emma Stone and Bradley Cooper say no to social media. Others, like Emily Blunt, say it is an excessive amount of maintenance. (Heard that!) George Clooney, for one, thinks it is asking for bother — and primarily based on the endless cycle of Harper’s Bazaar movie star Twitter beefs, Clooney hit the nail on the pinnacle.
Here are 18 celebrities on why they select to remain off of social media altogether.
Daisy Ridley “It’s not good for me, personally. I’m simply not geared up for it. I’m tremendous delicate—not too delicate—however I actually really feel issues. Also there’s additionally a way that I’m requested who I’m courting much more than John [Boyega] is. I don’t reply, as a result of I’ve issues in my life which might be personal. There is actually a private factor of, ‘Will individuals suppose I’m ungrateful?’ Someone actually mentioned to me, ‘So-and-so didn’t reply questions on that, and so they got here throughout actually chilly.’ But I have to return first, as a result of if I’m not wholesome—I used to be combating nervousness final 12 months—if I’m not mentally wholesome, or I’m depleted from sharing a lot, I gained’t have something left for when individuals strategy me.” — 2017 Glamour, Photo: Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock.
Jennifer Aniston “We work so hard to maintain some sort of life and privacy, why would we intentionally put ourselves out there? It’s like you’re on TV or on a movie screen. [Fans] see you, hold their phone right up to your face, and take a picture [to post on Instagram]. I’m like, I’m standing right here with a pulse! It’s sweet, though, just… different.” — , 2016 Harper’s Bazaar Photo: Broadimage/REX/Shutterstock.
Emily Blunt “I’m like a dinosaur with that stuff, No. 1. But it’s also not really an organic sort of fit for me. I can barely remember to text people back! I also feel that my job is to persuade people that I’m somebody else, so if I reveal too much, then I’m doing my job a disservice, in a way.” — Vulture, 2015 Photo: David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock
Emma Stone “It’s that have to be preferred, that have to be seen, that have to be validated, in a approach, by nobody that . And so individuals ask the query about fame, or what it seems like, and it looks as if all people is aware of what that seems like. It looks as if everybody’s cultivating their lives on Instagram or on completely different types of social media, and what photos look better of their day… It’s this very fashionable ‘maintaining with the Joneses.'” — Epix, 2014 Photo: John Salangsang/BFAcom/REX/Shutterstock.
Bradley Cooper “For me, perhaps I am old school, if I do know a lot about you and also you’re taking part in a personality in a film, then that is a variety of work I am gonna must do to overlook who you might be in order that I can imagine the character and due to this fact benefit from the film.” — Britain’s OK! TV through AceShowbiz, 2011 Photo: Andrew H. Walker/REX/Shutterstock.
Jennifer Lawrence “I’ll by no means get Twitter… I am not excellent on telephones or expertise. I can’t actually sustain with emails, so the concept of Twitter is so unthinkable to me… I do not actually perceive what it’s. It’s like this bizarre enigma that folks speak about… If you ever see a Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter that claims it is me, it most actually will not be.” — The Radio1 Breakfast Show With Nick Grimshaw, 2014 Photo: David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock.
Kate Winslet “It has a huge effect on younger girls’s vanity, as a result of all they ever do is design themselves for individuals to love them. And what comes together with that? Eating issues. And that makes my blood boil. And is the explanation we have no social media in our home.” — The Sunday Times, 2015 Photo: Broadimage/REX/Shutterstock.
George Clooney “If you are well-known, I do not — for the lifetime of me — I do not perceive why any well-known individual would ever be on Twitter. Why on God’s inexperienced earth would you be on Twitter? Because to start with, the worst factor you are able to do is make your self extra out there, proper? Because you are going to be out there to all people. But additionally Twitter. So one drunken evening, you come residence and you’ve got had two too many drinks and also you’re watching TV and any person pisses you off, and also you go ‘Ehhhhh’ and combat again.” — , 2013 Esquire Photo: Jim Smeal/REX/Shutterstock.
Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen Ashley: “[The thought of having millions of Twitter followers] provides me a lot nervousness.”
Mary-Kate: “We’ve spent our entire lives attempting to not let individuals have that accessibility, so it could go towards the whole lot we’ve finished in our lives to not be within the public.”
— , 2011 Vogue Photo: Neil Rasmus/BFA/REX/Shutterstock.
Elizabeth Olsen “I do not [use] social media, and I really feel like that is how individuals management their picture. My picture, in my thoughts, is simply to vanish. I simply need individuals to see the work that I am happy with… I really feel such as you let individuals contact you when you’ve got Instagram or Twitter, and I do not wish to be touched on a regular basis. I am not going to do it — ever.” — , 2015 Fashion Photo: David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock.
Keira Knightley “I hate the web. I discover it dehumanizing to consistently test emails or social websites which have turn into so trendy.” — , 2009 The Telegraph
“It made me really feel a little bit bit like being in a college playground and never being common and standing on the sidelines sort of going, ‘Argh.'”
— On attempting out Twitter for 12 hours as soon as, , 2013 Harper’s Bazaar Photo: Gregory Pace/REX/Shutterstock.
Julia Roberts “It’s sort of like cotton sweet: It seems so interesting and also you simply cannot resist getting in there, and then you definately simply find yourself with sticky fingers and it lasted an prompt… There’s an anonymity [online] that makes individuals really feel protected to take part in hatefulness. I like an excellent old school fistfight if persons are pissed off at one another. — , 2013 Marie Claire Photo: Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock.
Amy Poehler “I’m not a real social media person. I’m not on Twitter… I try not to read too much online because I always get my feelings hurt, even if someone’s flattering you. Like somebody tweeting, ‘Call me crazy, but I think Amy Poehler’s attractive.’ And you’re like, ‘Okay? Thank you?’ Or like someone writing, ‘I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that I’d have sex with Amy Poehler.'”
“The amount of Instagram selfies seems crazy out-of-control… The idea of, ‘This is my face and everyone needs to see it all the time,’ is so far from the privacy that people used to seek. Now everyone acts the way ’80s performance artists used to act. Everybody’s Karen Finley. Everybody’s like, ‘This is my vagina! I’m gonna put shit all over me and take pictures!'”
— , 2013 Paper Photo: David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock.
Tina Fey “Most people are so fucking boring that they should [shut] up, and you should have to get a license. And I’m volunteering to be in charge of the licenses… Go write it in a journal and mail it to your grandma. Do you understand how boring this would be, if I were Tweeting this?” — In a now-deleted Twitter Q&A video through Jezebel, 2013 Photo: Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstoc.
Benedict Cumberbatch “No matter who pretends to be me in the mean time, I don’t tweet, I don’t Twitter, I don’t… Just take heed to how a lot I speak…and tweeting is about being pithy. I feel tweeting would take so many hours of enhancing I’d be misplaced for doing my job.” — At the Cheltenham Literature Festival through RadioTimes, 2012 Photo: David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock.
Kristen Stewart “Twitter fucks me over day-after-day of my life. Because individuals go, ‘I am sitting subsequent to Kristen Stewart proper now,’ after which they present up. I see individuals on their telephones and I simply wish to take these cookies and throw them. It’s like, ‘Get off your fucking telephone and get a life!’ I get so mad. It’s such as you’re trampling on somebody’s life with none regard. And it is rampant. Everyone can do it now. Buy a digital camera and also you’re paparazzi; get a Twitter account and also you’re an informant. It’s so annoying.” — , 2010 Flaunt Photo: David X Prutting/BFA/REX/Shutterstock.
Sandra Bullock “We’re not representing our lives in truth… Like once you’re yelling at your baby, you are not taking a selfie of you being a horrible guardian. No, you are ready for the right selfie. ‘Do I look thinner now?’ ‘Do I look nice?’ It’s this false projection of 1’s life. Hollywood has now gone world. Everyone’s Hollywood now… People have these worlds they put up and it is about projecting a picture and getting likes.” — through The Times , 2016 People Photo: Broadimage/REX/Shutterstock.
Scarlett Johansson “Personally, I don’t really feel the necessity to model myself in that approach… I don’t have a Facebook or a Twitter account, and I don’t understand how I really feel about this concept of, ‘Now, I’m consuming dinner, and I need everybody to know that I’m having dinner at the moment’ or ‘I simply mailed a letter and dropped off my children.’ That, to me, is a really unusual phenomenon. I can’t consider something I’d reasonably do lower than must repeatedly share particulars of my on a regular basis life. I’m at all times shocked that sure actors have Twitter accounts.” — , 2011 Interview Photo: Gregory Pace/REX/Shutterstock.
Emma Thompson “Listen, I’d reasonably have root canal remedy FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE than be part of Twitter. That’s not my scene in any respect. I can’t bear the considered being linked on a regular basis. God is aware of what it’s all doing to us. I hope that everybody does understand that we’re all only one large human experiment in the mean time. We are only a nice large bunch of little gerbils on wheels… We invent stuff, we simply fling it on the market, we let anybody use it. A Three-year-old might fucking be on Twitter.” — Vanity Fair through , 2014 Business Insider Photo: David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock.
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