Published:  12:45 AM, 18 May 2019

Cannes 2019: Selena is cautious on social media

Cannes 2019: Selena is cautious on social media Selena Gomez

Cannes film festival is currently underway and is seeing the who's who from the industry taking the red carpet by storm. American singer Selena Gomez too graced the red carpet of the film festival and opened up about the dark side of social media.

The 26-year-old star says she has become more private about her life in recent years as she is battling personal turmoil. Gomez, who has more than 150 million followers on Instagram, is less active on the photo-sharing application than many other celebrities amid her health struggles, reported E! News.

At a Cannes press conference for her new movie titled 'The Dead Don't Die', she addressed the issue of social media and the exposure surrounding it. She also said how the platform is terrible for the current generation.

"I think our world is going through a lot. I would say for my generation, specifically, social media has really been terrible. It does scare me when you see how exposed these young boys and young girls are. They are not aware of the news. I think it's dangerous for sure. I don't think people are getting the right information sometimes," Gomez said. "I think it's pretty impossible to make it safe at this point," she added.

Asserting that one should be careful and limit the use of social media, she said, "I'm grateful I have the platform. I don't do a lot of pointless pictures. For me, I like to be intentional with it. It just scares me. I'll see these young girls at meet and greets. They are devastated, dealing with bullying and not being able to have their own voice. It can be great in moments. I would be careful and allow yourself some time limits of when you should use it."

---Agencies

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