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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.