Selena Gomez: ‘Social media has been really terrible for my generation’

Selena Gomez took a moment at the Cannes Film Festival to lament a culture where everyone lives on their phones.

“I think our world is going through a lot,” Gomez said. “I would say for my generation, specifically, social media has really been terrible. I understand that it’s amazing to use a platform. It does scare me when you see how exposed these young boys and young girls are. They are not aware of the news. I think it’s dangerous for sure. I don’t think people are getting the right information sometimes.”

Gomez has more than 150 million Instagram followers, but she said that she’s learned to be selective about what she posts. “I think it’s pretty impossible to make it safe it at this point,” Gomez said. “I’m grateful I have the platform. I don’t do a lot of pointless pictures. For me, I like to be intentional with it. It just scares me. I’ll see these young girls at meet and greets. They are devastated, dealing with bullying and not being able to have their own voice. It can be great in moments. I would be careful and allow yourself some time limits of when you should use it.”

Gomez is at Cannes with a supporting l role in this year’s opening night movie Jim Jarmusch’s “The Died Don’t Die,” a zombie film starring Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Adam Driver and Chloe Sevigny.

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CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14: Selena Gomez attends the opening ceremony and screening of "The Dead Don't Die" during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14: Selena Gomez attends the opening ceremony and screening of "The Dead Don't Die" during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14: Julianne Moore, wearing Chopard jewels, attends the opening ceremony and screening of "The Dead Don't Die" during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14: Eva Longoria attends the opening ceremony and screening of "The Dead Don't Die" during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
US actress Eva Longoria poses as she arrives for the screening of the film "The Dead Don't Die" during the 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 14, 2019. (Photo by LOIC VENANCE / AFP) (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14: Tilda Swinton attends the opening ceremony and screening of "The Dead Don't Die" during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14: Alessandra Ambrosio attends the opening ceremony and screening of "The Dead Don't Die" during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14: Alessandra Ambrosio attends the opening ceremony and screening of "The Dead Don't Die" during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14: Jury member Elle Fanning, wearing Chopard jewels, attends the opening ceremony and screening of "The Dead Don't Die" during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14: Romee Strijd attends the opening ceremony and screening of "The Dead Don't Die" during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14: Andreea Sasu and Jeremy Meeks attend the opening ceremony and screening of "The Dead Don't Die" during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14: Chloe Sevigny attends the opening ceremony and screening of "The Dead Don't Die" during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14: Izabel Goulart attends the opening ceremony and screening of "The Dead Don't Die" during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14: Izabel Goulart attends the opening ceremony and screening of "The Dead Don't Die" during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
(FromL) US film director Jim Jarmusch and his partner Sara Driver, British actress and model Tilda Swinton, US actor Luka Sabbat, US actor Adam Driver, US singer and actress Selena Gomez and US film actress Chloe Sevigny pose as they arrive for the screening of the film "The Dead Don't Die" during the 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 14, 2019. (Photo by CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP) (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)
US singer and actress Selena Gomez (L) and British actress and model Tilda Swinton pose as they arrive for the screening of the film "The Dead Don't Die" during the 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 14, 2019. (Photo by CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP) (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14: Javier Bardem and Charlotte Gainsbourg attend the opening ceremony and screening of "The Dead Don't Die" during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14: Estelle Lefebure attends the opening ceremony and screening of "The Dead Don't Die" during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/WireImage)
(FromL) British actress and model Tilda Swinton, US actor Luka Sabbat and US actor Adam Driver pose as they arrive for the screening of the film "The Dead Don't Die" during the 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 14, 2019. (Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14: Julianne Moore, wearing Chopard jewels and Caroline Scheufele attend the opening ceremony and screening of "The Dead Don't Die" during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14: Sonja Gerhardt attends the opening ceremony and screening of "The Dead Don't Die" during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14: Caroline de Maigret attends the opening ceremony and screening of "The Dead Don't Die" during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14: (L-R) Jury members Maimouna N'Diaye, Yorgos Lanthimos, Enki Bilal, Alice Rohrwacher, President of the Main competition jury Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Jury Members Kelly Reichardt, Pawel Pawlikowski, Elle Fanning, wearing Chopard jewels and Jury Member Robin Campillo attend the opening ceremony and screening of "The Dead Don't Die" during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
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