From Love to Hate, How Stars Feel About Social Media
We bet you can guess who comes in at #1!
Celebrities have all sorts of feelings about social media – and we categorized them on a scale of one to ten, love to hate.
1. Kim Kardashian loves it, plain and simple.
2. Gwen Stefani finds it comforting.“When [social media] first started, it felt really embarrassing, like you’re shouting out yourself so much. [Before social media], the people that we loved, they were very mysterious. Society has changed a lot. I think that people feel real good about tapping into everybody’s life [with social media], and there’s something comforting about that.”
3. Selena Gomez loves the control it gives her.
“It’s insane how much press my Instagram will get. It’s weird, in a way, that I can dictate the agenda – but I love being able to have a say in all of that. Especially having being raised in it.”
4. Kylie Jenner has 46.5 million Instagram followers – but she doesn’t see it as a forever thing.“Once I have a kid, I’m not going to be on Instagram. I’ll probably delete my Instagram and just … I don’t know, live life.”
5. Gigi Hadid thinks it’s a part of her job.
“Now it’s very much a lifestyle, which I know sounds kind of cheesy,” she says of the blurred lines between hard work and real life. “It’s not a nine-to-five job. You’re on set for 15 hours and then you go home and make sure you’re posting the right stuff on social media and then you answer your e-mails. It never stops. Yesterday, I was approached by a 13-year-old girl in the bathroom at the airport for a selfie.”
6. Ed Sheeran has it, but is taking a break because he feels like he’s missing out on life.
“Hello all. I’m taking a break from my phone, emails and all social media for a while,” the 24-year-old wrote. “I’ve had such an amazing ride over the last five years but I find myself seeing the world through a screen and not my eyes so i’m taking this opportunity of me not having to be anywhere or do anything to travel the world and see everything I missed.”
7. Taylor Swift recognizes that it’s a part of life today – but gets frustrated.
“In 2015, that stuff does matter. Because if enough people say the same thing about me, it becomes fact in the general public’s mind. So I monitor what people say about me, and if I see a theme, I know what that means. I’ve had it happen twice before. In 2010, it was She’s too young to get all these awards. Look how annoying she is when she wins. Is she even good? And then in 2013, it was She just writes songs about guys to get revenge. She’s boy-crazy. She s a problematic person. It will probably be something else again this year.”
8. Julia Roberts thinks it’s "appealing", but ultimately best to stay away.
“It’s 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.”
9. Social media just makes Kate Hudson nervous.
10. George Clooney thinks celebrities who use it are a little crazy.
“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.”