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Selena Gomez warns that social media is dangerous for young people — here's why

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Actress and singer Selena Gomez voiced her worry that social media was a disaster for younger people during an interview at the Cannes Film Festival.

"Our world is going through a lot, obviously. But I would say for my generation specifically," Gomez said, "social media has really been terrible for my generation."

"I understand that it's amazing to use your platform, but it really does scare me to see how exposed that these young girls and these young boys are, and they're not really aware of the news or anything going on," she continued.

"It's a very, it's just, I don't wanna say selfish, because that seems rude," Gomez concluded, "but it is a, I think, it's dangerous for sure."

Gomez said in 2017 that she had become an addict to Instagram after she broke the record for most followers on the social media platform.

"As soon as I became the most followed person on Instagram," she explained, "I sort of freaked out. It had become so consuming to me. It's what I woke up to and went to sleep to.

"I was an addict, and it felt like I was seeing things I didn't want to see, like it was putting things in my head that I didn't want to care about," she added.

Gomez takes frequent breaks from social media despite being one of the most popular celebrities on the various platforms.

Here's the video of the comments by Gomez:

Is social media terrible for millennials? Selena Gomez thinks so www.youtube.com

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