The actress decided to talk to her followers about social media’s dark side on…social media! Dove Cameron took to her Instagram account to open up about how all of it affects her in a series of Story vids.
Her posts come amid new polls results that prove that in the last few years, social media has increased fatigue amongst its users, especially millennials who were the first to be born in the mid of the mainstream internet era but also among teens.
‘I really hate how Instagram makes me feel, I think, and I hate how Twitter or any kind of social media makes me feel. Whether I am looking at other people’s lives or how I portray my life, I just hate the whole thing. I hate it,’ Cameron said in one of her Insta stories.
‘I think that there is something very wrong with staring at other people that much and I think there is something really wrong with staring at yourself that much. It is like walking around with a mirror up to yourself all day long. You do not even look at people’s eyes. You look at how you come off to them, like you are watching yourself in a dream.’
Like any other celeb, Dove has been attacked by trolls many times as well.
She did admit, however, that social media could be a ‘really beautiful thing’ too!
‘I’m not, like, condemning social media. I think there are loads of you know, examples of when it has been used for good and when it has brought people together and blah blah blah and I know all of that. But I do not think that that’s – that’s not exclusively what it is.’
And don’t worry; she also realized how ironic it was that she used the platform to tell her grievances.