Emily Blunt Reveals Why She Isn’t On Social Media

When it comes to social media, there’s one big Emily Blunt-shaped hole in our lives.

Yep, despite being one of the most loved Hollywood A-listers of all time, the actress is one of few without any social media accounts.

Speaking to Vulture, she said: “I’m like a dinosaur with (social media), No. 1. But it’s also not really an organic sort of fit for me. I can barely remember to text people back!”

And apparently her job is one of the main reasons she steers clear.

“I also feel that my job is to persuade people that I’m somebody else. So if I reveal too much, then I’m doing my job a disservice, in a way.”

She added: “It’s about a balance. I really am in love with this job, but I’m also in love with my life outside of it. One of them very much feeds the other.”

A whole load of other stars are in the same boat, too.

> Kate Winslet reveals why she’s anti social media

 

 

 

Kate Winslet might be starring in a biopic of Apple founder Steve Jobs (played by Michael Fassbender) this month – but when it comes to technology use in her own home, she’s laid down some very serious ground rules for her kids.

The Oscar winning actress and mum-of-three says she’s banned her children from using social media. She said social networking sites like Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest make her “blood boil” because of the negative impact they have on the self-esteem of young women. “All they ever do is design themselves for people to like them,” she said. “And what comes along with that? Eating disorders. And is the reason we don’t have any social media in our house.”

The 40-year old star said she has urged her 15-year old daughter Mia about the dangers of social media when she asked her whether she could open an Instagram account, instead asking her to keep her pictures as private memories instead.

> Kate Winslet says social media has a negative impact on women

 

Kiera Knightley, 31, meanwhile, labels the internet as ‘dehumanising’. “It made me feel a little bit like being in a school playground,” Kiera says. “And not being popular and standing on the sidelines kind of going, ‘Argh.’’

Let us know what you think – should parents ban their kids or teenagers from using social media altogether?

By Emma Firth