Selena Gomez: Social Media Is Terrible

Joann Johnston
May 16, 2019

During an appearance at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival to promote her new zombie movie The Dead Don't Die, Gomez explained some of the pitfalls of social media, which could explain why she doesn't post to it as much as she used to.

As ET previously reported, Gomez revealed via Instagram last September that she was taking a social media hiatus.

In her new horror-comedy, directed by Jim Jarmusch and co-starring Bill Murray, Adam Driver and Tilda Swinton, Gomez plays a "wifi-obsessed hipster" in the midst of a climate change-induced zombie apocalypse. "I understand it's awesome to use your platform, but it does scare me when you see how exposed that these young girls and young boys are and they're not really aware of the news or anything going on".

"Social media has really been bad for my generation", she continued.

"It's a useful platform but it does scare me when you see young boys and girls not really aware of the news going on", she added.

She claimed many young people were unaware of important news issues.

"It's a very, it's just, I don't wanna say selfish, because that seems rude", Gomez concluded, "but it is a, I think, it's risky for sure".

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"I think it's pretty impossible to make it safe at this point".

Gomez said she was "grateful" to "have a platform" and tried to use it to "share things that I'm really passionate about". I don't do a lot of pointless pictures - I like to be intentional with it.

Gomez said pervasive internet bullying "scares" her and left many young people "devastated". "I would be careful and allow yourself some time limits of when you should use it", Selena concluded. "Just remember-negative comments can hurt anybody's feelings". Moore wore a loose-fitting suit paired with a Louis Vuitton cross-body bag and Givenchy's coveted George V sock sneakers, while Fanning paired her beige linen suit with a blue button up, Gucci sandals, a red Chanel belt bag and of course, a personalised Louis Vuitton luggage set. Complications from the surgery nearly killed her, and the extended recovery time left her weak and scarred.

Gomez's statement in her Cannes panel might reflect the singer's own anecdotal experiences, but scientific studies seem to back up her theory.

"She's happy, healthy and doing great", the source said.

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