Throughout her impressive career, Selena Gomez has never been one to shy away from the truth. The “Hands to Myself” singer always keeps it real, even if she’s saying things people don’t really want to hear. In this day and age, teens and young adults don’t really want to discuss the dangers of social media, but the former Disney Channel Star just opened up about the topic at the Cannes Film Festival. And yeah, she made a lot of valid points.
Her first point? Social media is — plain and simple — extremely dangerous. Young people today are constantly oversharing on the internet. And a lot of the time, people try to make their lives out to seem like they’re absolutely perfect, which is just plain unrealistic.
“For my generation specifically, social media has been terrible,” the pop star 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.”
She’s certainly right about that! But even though there are several dangers that come along with social media, the 26-year-old knows it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. But that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have advice for people who continue to use it. Her tip? Limit your time on these apps.
“I would be careful and allow yourself some time limits of when you should use it,” she revealed.
NGL, we could all use a little monitoring when it comes to how much time we devote to social media, so this is a great reminder of that. Plus, if anyone knows about social media and the effects it has on those who use it, it’s the “Back to You” songstress.
For those of you who don’t know, Sel was the most followed person on Instagram for years — that is, before Christiano Ronaldo came for the title in October 2018. Then, back in February 2019, Ariana Grande surpassed the Wizards of Waverly Place star as the most followed woman on the photo app. In other words, this definitely isn’t Selena’s first rodeo when it comes to social media, and she’s even had to take a hiatus from such apps in the past for her mental health.
Regardless of whether or not you plan on distancing yourself from social media or not, you have to admit: The actress makes a solid argument.
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