Social Media is addictive. If we’re all being honest with ourselves, it can be fun, but it can also be one of the worst things in the world. People have a sense of courage when they are behind a screen.
Halle Berry recently did an interview with Essence and talked about her love of Instagram.
“I love that it’s so fun,” she first admitted to the outlet. “I think that’s the part of it that I try to lean into and not to take myself seriously. To try and stay a part of what’s happening but still be age appropriate [laughs].”
We agree with her, it’s definitely a place that you can showcase who you are, have fun with it, and learn a lot about other people. But also we think that a person always needs to remember that social media isn’t always real.
In this same conversation she also talked about what she hates about it.
“The thing I hate, and this will never stop, I know because it’s the nature of the world, but I really hate the negativity that gets on there,” Halle said. “I just really want to like, slap these trolls because it really is damaging to people.”
She continued by saying, “It’s damaging to young people and I really wish that if you really didn’t have something [nice] to say, don’t say it. If you’ve got something so negative to say about somebody, why are you on their page? You’re obviously into them or you wouldn’t be there.”
Well, we agree with that. Hell, our Mama’s taught us if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything. Not that we always follow it, but we try to keep it in mind. attacking someone on a personal level, especially people that you don’t know, isn’t okay.
“It’s kind of annoying and I worry for the younger people who really don’t understand that these are just hating trolls that have no life and they take it so to heart. It can be really, really damaging, and I see that with my daughter and it infuriates me,” Halle said finishing off this part of interview.
We are glad that a celebrity said it. Many do, but it’s something that needs to be reiterated until it gets through to people.