Here’s why Daisy Ridley wants you to stop using social media

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  • She’s given up Instagram once and for all…

    Social media is a powerful (and popular) tool – used by celebrities far and wide to keep in touch with their fans and spread their influence from afar.

    There are a few A-listers however who keep themselves as far away from social media as possible in a bid for privacy and to better their mental health.

    From Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone and Keira Knightley to Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Aniston and Sandra Bullock, plenty of celebrities are wary of the dangers of social media.

    The latest high profile woman to speak out against social media is actress Daisy Ridley, who despite formerly being an avid user of Instagram, came off social media last September, and apparently has no intention of going back.

    The 25-year-old who rose to fame in the revived Star Wars franchise sat down with the Radio Times to talk social media, and it’s pretty insightful.

    ‘Life suddenly got a bit different,’ she explained. ‘I’m definitely recognised more, but I find the whole taking pictures thing weird. I’d prefer to have a conversation than someone asking for a picture, but I guess people feel the need to prove they’ve had the interaction through social media.’

    She continued: ‘I don’t do social any more. I came off it last September and I will never get back on. The more I read about teenage anxiety, the more I think it’s highly unhealthy for people’s mental health. It’s such a weird thing for young people to look at distorted images of things they should be.’

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