Despite having 109.5 million Twitter followers — making her one of the most-followed people on the planet — Katy Perry is roaring about how much she dislikes social media.
Late on April 14, the "American Idol" judge tweeted, "Social media is trash." Just two minutes later, she followed up by adding that social media is "the decline of human civilization." Katy unapologetically included the hashtag "I said what I said."
The "Firework" singer's tone is interestedly, as she, like many celebrities, often uses social media to promote her projects.
Fans had mixed and vocal reactions to Katy's thoughts. Some of her followers adamantly agreed, but just as many others disagreed and advocated for the positive things that come from digital communication. As this all played out in her Twitter comments, Katy wrote, "anyway. Ily (I love you)."
What prompted Katy's late night social media hate isn't known, but this isn't the first time she's been critical of the forum.
In 2018, she told Refinery29 that social media incentivizes users to live a somewhat fraudulent life for "likes."
"A lot of us are living for that picture, and then the currency is the like," she said. "It's hard because I'd rather not care about that and just live my life. We buy clothing and products or pose a certain way or go to an event to get a picture—it's not good for us as a society. I think it's actually the decline of civilization if we're going extreme about it. We have to find a balance, and I'm trying to find my own personal balance with it because I'm just as much a victim as everybody else."
The social dilemma continues…