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25 celebrities who don’t use social media, and their reasons why

celebrities who don't use social media why
Jennifer Lawrence attends the photo-call of the movie 'Mother!' during the 74th Venice Film Festival on September 5, 2017 in Venice, Italy. Credit: Andrea Raffin / Shutterstock
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These days it seems like almost everyone is on social media.

If you want to know what your favorite celebrity is doing you just click on their Instagram.

Or Facebook.

Or Twitter.

Or, well, any social media platform.

But there are some rebel celebrities who don’t do social media at all. You heard right.

Let’s look at some celebrities and the reasons they give for not wanting a Twitter, Instagram or Facebook account.

25) Emma Stone

Emma Stone doesn’t like social media and has been critical of it, saying that platforms like Instagram encourage people to pretentiously cultivate a false image of their lives.

“It seems like everyone’s cultivating their lives on Instagram or on different forms of social media, and what pictures look best of their day,” she said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times.

24) Daniel Radcliffe

The Harry Potter star who is also a great actor in his own right is not a fan of social media, saying that if he uses Facebook, Twitter and other platforms then his requests for privacy won’t be respected. He said that places like Twitter and Instagram also make him “uncomfortable” and even though he sometimes likes to scroll through Twitter anonymously, Radcliffe told People magazine “I don’t know why anyone in my position would ever be on it.”

23) Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy — whose new movie Coming 2 America is out later this year — is an absolutely hilarious man, but he’s not a social media fan. “I don’t need to be on social media interacting with the fans, tweeting that I just ate strawberries,” Murphy said.

He made fun of those who feel the need to constantly post life updates and seek attention.

“I’m not doing none of that,” Murphy explained.

22) Cate Blanchett

You may know Cate Blanchett from her knockout performance as Audrey Hepburn in 2004’s The Aviator or her heart-wrenching and Academy Award-winning performance in 2013’s Blue Jasmine.

But the talented actress avoids social media like the plague.

“The downside with social media is it divides people really quickly and sets up rivalry and jealousy and a sense of the life over there is better than the life over here,” Blanchett said of her views in an interview with Yahoo Beauty.

21) Tina Fey

Tina Fey stays off the social networks because she finds it sucks up her time that she could be using on better platforms. She previously joked that she doesn’t use Twitter and other social media because “why would I give my jokes away for free?” but has also explained that she simply doesn’t have time for the social media game.

20) Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock feels social media promotes dishonesty about ourselves.  “I will not take a selfie that I can’t erase. I don’t post or do any of that stuff,” she’s said in the past. Social media’s going to need some burn cream after that one. Sandra does not hold back, and she’s clearly done with giving social media the time of day. Hardcore!

19) Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson was the subject of a lot of paparazzi attention around the time he did the Twilight films, but now he’s older and enjoys his previously. He’s glad to be out of the spotlight and be able to live life and pursue his acting in peace.

Plus, Pattinson argues that fans wouldn’t be interested anyway.

“I’m old and boring,” he explained to the New York Times.

Some of his admirers may disagree.

18) Ralph Fiennes

Ralph Fiennes is a masterful actor from Schindler’s List and the English Patient to the Grand Budapest Hotel and many, many more. But he’s simply not into social media.

Fiennes believes that our attention spans and ability to express ourselves are being ruined by online interactions and he’s sick of the “world of truncated sentences, soundbites and Twitter.”

Spoken like a true gentleman.

17) Jennifer Aniston

The Friends star and popular actress finds social media both depressing and scary. She recalls feeling extremely stressed after temporarily running the Instagram for her makeup company Living Proof and finding it a less-than-enjoyable experience.

Aniston also said makes her “sad” to see young people on their phones constantly and finds social media and technology addiction to be a disturbing problem.

Aniston explained her views on social media in an interview with People magazine.

Clearly this woman is not only beautiful, she also has a lot of brains!

16) Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz used to be very into social media but she quit a few years ago. It just wasn’t doing it for her. Diaz said she feels like social media is a kind of “crazy-ass experiment on society.”

She doesn’t get what other people find in it and thinks it’s a risky way to seek your self-fulfillment and self-esteem.

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“The way people use it to get validation from a bunch of strangers is dangerous. What’s the point?” Diaz said during an interview with Cosmopolitan UK.

15) Daniel Craig

If you need more proof that social media isn’t always cool then look no further than Craig, Daniel Craig. The James Bond star finds social media frivolous and feels like it’s just a useless way to tell people things instead of actually spending time together.

Craig doesn’t use Facebook or Twitter and told the Daily Star that he’s tired of people posting useless life updates.

“What relevance is that to anyone? Social networking? Just call each other up and go to the pub and have a drink.”

Cheers to that, mate.

14) Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis avoids social media because she finds it irrelevant and over-intrusive, saying people. “I just don’t think people need to know when I’m going to the restroom,” she explained to the Daily Telegraph.

She’s been on Ashton Kutcher’s social media before but when it comes to getting involved herself Kunis isn’t feeling it.

13) James Franco

James Franco was something of a social media junkie in the past but he quit cold turkey. After a few controversies arising from his tweets the star found that it was starting to affect his career and stress him out.

“Certain companies I work with contacted me about what I was saying” Franco told David Letterman, adding that it was time to get off.

Franco also had a controversy caused by a flirty Instagram exchange with an underage 17-year-old girl in Scotland.

James, chill out buddy.

I think you can get a date with a gal your own age.

12) Alicia Vikander

Alicia Vikander is a rising star who’s wowed audiences with her acting depth and passion, but social media just isn’t her cup of tea.

Vikander did previously hop on Instagram and make an account but it started to bring her down.

After around one month she deleted the whole thing.

Vikander hasn’t gone into detail about her deletion but told Harper’s BAZAAR that “social media was not good for me; I personally didn’t find the joy in it.”

11) Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal, star of Nightcrawler, told USA Today he doesn’t want to live in the spotlight off-screen.

That’s an eloquent way of saying he wants nothing to do with social media and he is not the only celebrity feeling that way.

11) George Clooney

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Marie Claire reports that the 54-year-old actor told Variety in an interview: “God forbid, you take a sleeping pill and wake up and the sentences don’t even make sense. What a horrible idea… I could easily say something stupid, and I also don’t think you need to be that available.”

He has a point. There have been cases of people who tweeted something in the evening while relaxing with a drink and were fired by the next morning. The digital public broadcaster called Twitter is most unforgiving. Clooney’s wife Amal also avoids social media.

10) Kristen Stewart

celebrities who don't use social media why

American actress and model Kristen Stewart is known for despising the public lime light. She is not on social media. In a Q & A session promoting her new film, Personal Shopper, the actress told Bazaar why she doesn’t share her personal life online.

“We stalk each other, I stalk people, I get stalked, we all get stalked,” she said adding that there’s a “massive disconnection” between what’s real and what we see on the web.

9) Scarlett Johansson

celebrities who don't use social media why

The Avengers actor has said that she has no interest in sharing the details of her everyday life with fans. She doesn’t have a Facebook or a Twitter account, and says she doesn’t know how she feels about sharing what she’s just had for dinner on social media, calling this kind of sharing “a very strange phenomenon.”

8) Jennifer Lawrence

celebrities who don't use social media why
Jennifer Lawrence attends the photo-call of the movie ‘Mother!’ during the 74th Venice Film Festival on September 5, 2017 in Venice, Italy. Credit: Andrea Raffin / Shutterstock

The Hunger Games star doesn’t have a Twitter account, nor does she have an Instagram account.

She told BBC Radio 1 “I will never get Twitter. I’m not very good on [a] phone or technology. I cannot really keep up with emails, so the idea of Twitter is so unthinkable to me.”

And she gives fans ample warning: “If you ever see a Facebook, Instagram or Twitter that says it’s me, it most certainly is not,’ she told BBC Radio 1 host Nick Grimshaw. “I had that one locked and loaded. Because the internet has scorned me so much.”

7) Julia Roberts

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Julia Roberts attends the ‘Money Monster’ photocall during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, France. Credit: Denis Makarenko / Shutterstock

The 47-year-old actor told Vanity Fair: “[Social media] is 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.”

That’s about it. Well said.

6) Bradley Cooper

celebrities who don't use social media why

The 40-year-old Serena actor is one of the celebrities who don’t use social media. But Cooper has a different reason for staying away from social media: he is concerned that it will affect how his fans perceive him in movies. He is concerned that if fans know too much about him, he won’t come across as convincing in a movie because fans will have to work at forgetting who he really is in order to enjoy the part he plays in the movie.

5) and 4) Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

celebrities who don't use social media why

Angelina Jolie and her ex, Brad Pitt, are not tech savvy and have admitted that they don’t understand social media. It’s seems impossible, but there you have it.

3) Rachel McAdams

celebrities who don't use social media why

The 36-year-old romcom queen of The Notebook and The Time Traveler’s Wife has admitted she’s totally ignorant when it comes to Twitter – hence the lack of an account, reports Marie Claire. She also admitted to not owning a television.

2) Keira Knightley

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Keira Knightle poses at photocall during the 68th Venice Film Festival at Palazzo del Cinema in Venice, September 2, 2011 in Venice, Italy. Credit: Massimiliano Marino / Shutterstock

The actress got rid of her Twitter account because she didn’t like how competitive it was. “It made me feel a little bit like being in a school playground and not being popular and standing on the sidelines kind of going, ‘Argh,’” she told Harper’s Bazaar UK.

1) Benedict Cumberbatch

celebrities who don't use social media why

The Sherlock actor has a very dedicated following all over social media, but he himself doesn’t have any social media profiles. He reportedly told Radio Times that tweeting is a skill and that he doesn’t have a talent for it.

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