Gomez, who, with more than 150 million followers, is actually the most followed person on Instagram after soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo as well as pop singer Ariana Grande, said during a press conference at the Cannes Film Festival which she gets “scared” when she looks at the exposure of young girls as well as boys on those platforms.
“They’re not aware of the news or anything going on,” she said. “which’s selfish — I don’t wanna say selfish because which feels rude — although which’s dangerous for sure.”
“I think our world is actually going through a lot, obviously. although for my generation, specifically, social media has been terrible,” she said.
The 26-year-old actress as well as singer is actually in Cannes to promote Jim Jarmusch’s brand new zombie movie, “The Dead Don’t Die,” which also features Bill Murray, Adam Driver as well as Tilda Swinton.
Asked what more she could do to improve the social media environment, given her large following, Gomez said which is actually “impossible” at which point to make which safe. She also said she tries to be conscious when posting on Instagram, to avoid putting unnecessary pressure on her fans.
“I’m very grateful I possess the platform in any way, I can still share things I’m passionate about,” she said. “I don’t do a lot of pointless pictures. I like to be intentional with which.”
“I see these young girls, I’ll meet them as well as they’re just devastated dealing with bullying as well as not being able to have their own voice.”
Gomez also called on people to take breaks in social media use: “which can be great in moments, although I might just be careful as well as allow yourself some time limits when you should use which as well as when not.”
Last year, Gomez was body-shamed as well as trolled for posting a bikini picture to her Instagram account after a kidney transplant. She responded by posting about body-positivity.