Do not ask Sandra Bullock for a selfie.
The actress opened up to U.K.’s The Times about how much she hates the phenomenon knows as selfies —sorry Kim Kardashian and the rest of the world. “We’re not representing our lives truthfully. Like when you’re yelling at your child, you’re not taking a selfie of you being a horrible parent,” she explained. “No, you’re waiting for the perfect selfie. ‘Do I look thinner now?’ ‘Do I look great?’ It’s this false projection of one’s life. Hollywood has now gone global. Everyone’s Hollywood now.”
The mother-of-two bluntly admitted that she hates taking selfies. “I will not take a selfie that I can’t erase. I don’t post or do any of that stuff.” That’s not even all. She went on to say that this generation’s obsession with social media is unhealthy.
People have these worlds they post and it’s about projecting an image and getting likes. I read a great article about how there’s a higher rate of depression because people are looking at everyone else’s Facebook [pages] and seeing this picture-perfect life. I think it’s frightening for kids and young people developing who they are to have that false sense of acceptance based on an image. How do you unravel that when it’s being pushed hard?
We can’t say she doesn’t have a point. However, not many people don’t enjoy a good selfie every now and again, especially the celebrities below.