Madonna seems unlikely to speak against Instagram with her 4 million followers and almost day-to-day posting habit. However, the Material Girl hitmaker has spoken against the social media platform.
In an interview with The Sun and during the Dan Wooten Podcast, Madonna expressed her disdain of anything that forces people to be someone other than who they truly are.
“You get caught up in comparing yourself to others,” the singer said. “Should I be like that, act like that, look like that? Will that make me more popular, or more successful? I think Instagram is made to make you feel bad. People are really a slave to winning people’s approval.”
Her stance is quite odd given that the pop star is still an avid user of Instagram and Twitter. However, she feels that she is less vulnerable to the threats that social media poses.
“I was lucky enough to have a life as an artist before the phone and Instagram and social media because I did have that time to develop as an artist and a human without feeling the pressure of judgment of other people or comparing myself to other people,” the 80’s icon explained.
According to Madonna, this generation’s personalities fight more challenges at the age of social media. She believes that social media culture tends to “runs people’s lives” and makes it difficult to “stick to your guns and be who you are.”
The singer also expressed concerns about the youth. “I feel bad for young people who haven’t had the opportunity to develop their character and who they want to be,” she says.
Laura is a reporter and a gossip columnist for Best in Australia. She focuses on celebrities, science and social affairs in Australia and worldwide.