“Is it that it’s totally healthy?” thought all the Instamoms. Well, if you replace the word “healthy” with “toxic“, then yes. That’s exactly what she means. Paraffin-faced goddess Megan Fox recently told Entertainment Tonight (via UsWeekly) how she really feels about social media, particularly kids on social media. And yeah, Megan Fox isn’t having any of it.
“I think it’s really toxic for our youth culture. There is a hierarchy in schools of who’s the cool kid based on who has the most followers and who has the most likes. It’s a really terrible message to wake up every day and have your kids going, ‘Who liked my photo?’ and ‘Who’s following me?'”
Megan’s side-eye at social media wasn’t limited to just kids. She also admitted that she quit Twitter after only five days because she kept getting not-right Tweets from Megan Fox-obsessed children.
“When I was on Twitter for five days, I would have 12 and 13-year-old kids going, ‘If you don’t follow me back, I am going to kill myself.’ I was like this is fucking awful. Parents should pay attention to that and have your kids off of it. You’re not ready for that shit when you’re a teenager. You need to be an adult before you can start messing around with that. It’s irresponsible and it’s dangerous.”
I agree – parents should pay attention to that kind of stuff. Imagine if you had a kid and you found out they were begging the actress from Transformers for a follow-back? That would be next-level devastating.
Megan does have a point about social media being like high school. One time I added someone I worked with as a friend on Facebook and they wrote “We’re just work friends” on my wall. Thankfully I didn’t have to deal with that in high school. I mean, I did – but least in high school, it was only the people within earshot of my locker who heard that shit.