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13 Celebrities Who Hate (And Maybe Don’t Understand) Social Media

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I know this may shock you, but not every celebrity has a social media presence. In a day and age where Kim Kardashian sticks her ass in our faces via Instagram every five minutes and Shia LaBeouf keeps us on our toes with his many plagiarized tweets, it seems crazy to think that some celebrities just don’t have an interest in sharing their lives with us through the Internet.

While a lot of celebs just haven’t gotten around to it or don’t really care either way, there are some who’ve been vocal about why they stay off Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, et al. A lot of times their reasoning shows that maybe they don’t totally understand how social media, and just the Internet in general, work. Given the number of deleted Twitter rants we witness on a weekly basis, it’s probably best for these celebs to just stay far away from a computer. But it can sometimes be a shame that we don’t get to hear the funny things they have to say. So without further ado, we present thirteen celebrities who publicly hate social media.

1. Julia Roberts

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Julia Roberts recently said in an interview that she doesn’t tweet because she prefers to talk to people in person, saying “There’s a directness that I miss in the idea of the Internet or Twitter.” But she also thinks tweeting happens on a pager, so methinks she just has a problem with technology in general.

2. Keira Knightley

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In 2009, Keira said, “I hate the Internet. I find it dehumanizing to constantly check emails or social sites which have become so fashionable.” That didn’t stop her from creating a Twitter account — and then deleting it 12 hours later because it felt like “a school playground.” Can’t argue with you there, Miss Knightley.

3. Bradley Cooper

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Dear sweet Bradley Cooper thinks that if he joins social media we’ll know too much about his life and won’t believe him onscreen because “if I know so much about you and you’re playing a character in a movie then that’s a lot of work I’m gonna have to do to forget who you are so that I can believe the character and therefore enjoy the movie.”

4. Kristen Stewart

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It makes a lot of sense for Kristen to avoid Twitter considering how gross she thinks fame is. She actually thinks Twitter will lead to her murder: “Like I’m going to die because somebody is going to say where I am and somebody is going to kill me. Someone’s going to Twitter my location and then it’s going to be like, boom.”

5. Scarlett Johansson

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Scarlett Johansson seems to be under the impression that when you sign up for a Twitter or Facebook account someone holds a gun to your head and forces you to share what you ate: “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.’”

6. George Clooney

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While a lot of celebrities are diplomatic about explaining their social media distaste, saying they don’t judge other people who use it, George takes a more blunt approach, telling Esquire, “I think anyone who is famous is a moron if they’re on Twitter.” Because he’s George Clooney, I think he can afford to burn a few bridges.

7. Rachel McAdams

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Rachel has gone beyond just not wanting to post Instagram photos and is basically inching closer and closer to being Amish: “I listen to the news on the radio. I don’t have a television and I am really bad at e-mail.” Oh Rachel, never change.

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  • elle

    You know in Kristen Stewart’s defense I can see where if you have a stalker social media can be kind of a scary place. But I mean that for all people, not just celebs.

  • Stacey Judith

    Daniel Radcliffe is the only one with a reasonable and genuine ‘excuse’..

    • Winger77

      It’s not about excuses. They just don’t like it. Neither does Jack Nicholson. He said it’s only for people desperate for attention who want to cut themselves off from the real world.

  • Mel

    Good for them! Seriously I think it’s pretty absurd to decide they “don’t understand” something just because they think it’s ridiculous and don’t want to play or that they need a real reason to opt out. I sincerely wish a lot more people felt the same way they do. I’m not old or computer illiterate, but I think more often then not social media is just a way to spread hate faster and to a bigger audience. Either that or stupid bullshit that absolutely no one should ever care about. Like a Kardashian ass or what snack someone just ate.

    So, if you enjoy social media, that’s terrific! Yay! Have fun! But don’t get uppity about those of use who opt out.

    • Jill O’Rourke

      I think it’s totally fine if they opt out, and there are legitimate complaints to make about social media. But people often have this false idea that Twitter just involves revealing your current location or telling people you just went to the bathroom. It’s what you make of it.

    • Mel

      Agreed. Not that anyone needs to provide a reason for not participating. Some people are hilarious and fun and make “good use” out of the whole thing. I guess I just resent the idea that people are mocked and treated as silly coots for not wanting to play this particular game. My grandfather didn’t use a cordless phone in the 90′s b/c he couldn’t accept that there was a connection without a physical line. I can personally vouch that his life was not less or emptier by not accepting the new thing at the time. That’s how I feel about FB and Instagram and Twitter et al. Again, different strokes and all. Just try to refrain from treating those who don’t agree with your electronic choices as foolish or uninformed or whatever. That’s all :)

  • seymour butz

    the megan fox gif sure doesnt look like her. perhaps because i have never seen her smile. all i can say is she has a lot of teeth

  • Kate

    I’m immensly intrigued by the idea of Brangelina being so out of our realm that they can’t navigate online shopping

  • Josie

    zuckerberg u prick

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  • Bren Renau

    So glad these people dont live their lives absorbed on social media.. I personally dont partake either,, I could care less where everyone is every moment of the day, it reeks of a major sense of self importance…I mean really,, who cares.. A little privacy goes a long way,, i will take a friendly voice over a text message any day. We are becoming robots.

    • Winger77

      Well said.

  • Nameman

    I hate social media too. Why is it expected for everybody? Some people just don’t feel the need to constantly broadcast every little thought to a multitude of fans. Granted, celebrities have a different dynamic because they are guaranteed thousands of followers, but I’ve never liked Social Media, and I’m 30.