The British magazine, i-D, recently published a conversation between Harry Styles and Timothée Chalamet, with Harry Styles – singer, songwriter, actor, and former One Direction bandmate – stepping into the role of interviewer. Chalamet, an Oscar-nominated American actor, becomes the one who is quizzed by the musician. Touching on a wide range of topics, the duo divulge information about their lives, how masculinity has evolved, and their stances on social media.
Styles started off by stating, “I think that’s the main positive of social media,” when referring to the many more ways for us to engage. He followed with, “There’s also a lot that I find super dangerous about social media…On a personal level, I feel a noticeable change in how happy I am when I?m not on social media.” Perhaps taking his advice and staying away from social media is something everyone can benefit from. Social media cleanses are very popular.
Many celebrities have taken breaks from Instagram and Twitter in a very public way. SNL comedian Pete Davidson deleted his Instagram after people voiced negative opinions about his whirlwind romance and engagement to singer-songwriter Ariana Grande. Millie Bobby Brown, the 14-year-old “Stranger Things” actress, deleted her Twitter account too, after becoming a homophobic meme. Actress and singer Selena Gomez recently posted to Instagram with her caption…
Update: taking a social media break. Again. As much as I am grateful for the voice that social media gives each of us, I am equally grateful to be able to step back and live my life present to the moment I have been given. Kindness and encouragement only for a bit! Just remember- negative comments can hurt anybody’s feelings. Obvi.
Styles pointed out similar findings, “I’m very aware that if you go on social media, and look, you can find whatever you’re looking for. If you’re looking for bad comments, you’re going to find bad comments. But people still do it. It’s like this weird self-torture.” This is something most people can relate to. If you go fishing for compliments, you will get them: if you look for hate, it will find you. Unfortunately, that is what social media has become.
Chalamet and Styles didn’t stick to only bashing social media, however. Mentioning the Arab Spring, new ways to connect, sharing news, and becoming involved were just a few of the benefits that can be reaped by maintaining a presence online. It just goes to show that even the famous and talented feel the toll that social media can sometimes bring.
Published by GetnSocial