15 Celebs Who Are Really, Really Not Into Social Media
"I will never get Twitter. I'm not very good on the phone or technology. I cannot really keep up with emails so the idea of Twitter is so unthinkable to me ... If you ever see a Facebook, Instagram or Twitter that says it's me, it most certainly is not … I had [the answer to that question] locked and loaded ... Because the Internet has scorned me so much. And I feel like I'm that girl in high school like, 'You wanna talk about her? I'll take my hoops off, I'm ready to go.' "
— on BBC Radio 1 in 2014
"I don't have a Facebook or a Twitter account, and I don't know how I feel about this idea of, 'Now, I'm eating dinner, and I want everyone to know that I'm having dinner at this time' or 'I just mailed a letter and dropped off my kids.' That, to me, is a very strange phenomenon. I can't think of anything I'd rather do less than have to continuously share details of my everyday life. I'm always surprised that certain actors have Twitter accounts. I guess they use it in a way that works for them. But I'd rather that people had less access to my personal life."
— to Interview in 2011
"If you're famous, I don't — for the life of me — I don't understand why any famous person would ever be on Twitter. Why on God's green earth would you be on Twitter? Because first of all, the worst thing you can do is make yourself more available, right? Because you're going to be available to everybody. But also Twitter. So one drunken night, you come home and you've had two too many drinks and you're watching TV and somebody pisses you off, and you go 'Ehhhhh' and fight back. And you go to sleep, and you wake up in the morning and your career is over. Or you're an a------. Or all the things you might think in the quiet of your drunken evening are suddenly blasted around the entire world before you wake up."
— to Esquire in 2013
"I think Twitter is great for certain things and certain people, there are people I really enjoy reading on Twitter. But I don't know why anyone in my position would ever be on it."
— at a TimesTalk in 2016
"[Social media is] kind of like cotton candy: It looks so appealing and you just can't resist getting in there, and then you just end up with sticky fingers and it lasted an instant … There's an anonymity that makes people feel safe to participate in hatefulness. I like a good old-fashioned fistfight if people are pissed off at each other. I just feel like if you're really mad and want to have a fight, then put your dukes up."
— to Marie Claire in 2013
"When you speak to someone on the phone, that is a decipherable, understandable exchange. But with text and social media, it's essentially a dialogue with yourself and your interpretation of a shadow. It's not invalid; it's a new language … But you also become addicted to that hit by yourself and with yourself, every seven minutes or so, and you end up wasting so much time just validating something very superficial in yourself. It has definitely changed us."
— to V in 2017
"[Social media] has a huge impact on young women's self-esteem, because all they ever do is design themselves for people to like them. And what comes along with that? Eating disorders. And that makes my blood boil. And is the reason we don't have any social media in our house."
— to the Sunday Times in 2015
"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."
— to Fashion in 2015
"I can't get involved in social media because as they know, it'd be a disaster. I can't tweet to save my life. I'd go over my character limits and never make any sense. It would just consume me and I find that whole thing ultimately very toxic. I'd much rather spend my energy doing what brought me to their attention in the first place, which is my work."
— to PEOPLE in 2016
"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."
— to Vulture in 2015
"I have an official Facebook page. I'm not on Twitter, Instagram. I have a couple of reasons. One, I don't want any more guilt coming from my phone or computer. I have the hardest time answering emails, anyway, so the last thing I want to feel is indebted to my phone or computer. So it's time. And the other is, what would I Instagram that people would want to see. There is nothing I would put out that people would want to see. It's probably best to stay away. They don't want to see me and my mom friends after kindergarten drop-off."
— to PEOPLE in 2014
"What I do and who I am are two different things and, to me, it was always really important to keep those things separate. I don't want people thinking they know me to the point where they feel comfortable coming in my house without being invited. For security reasons, [being on social media] just wasn't worth it. I'd rather have my privacy."
— to The Daily Telegraph in 2016
"We're in a world of Facebook and Instagram. If you get a 'like,' you get this rush of dopamine to your mind. Social media is important, but we should venture out a little bit and not rely on it for self approval … There is nothing wrong with Instagram, it's a huge reason for my social presence, but it's also important to counter that with nature walks. It's so important to realize your surroundings. If we're going on a hike and you're running around trying to get in shape, smell the air in the nature. You don't have to always look in your phone. That's the main thing."
— to PEOPLE in 2017
"[My sister Ashley and I] have spent our whole lives trying to not let people have that accessibility, so [going on Twitter] would go against everything we've done in our lives to not be in the public."
— to Vogue in 2011
"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 s--- all over me and take pictures!' "
— to Paper in 2013