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Lily James: I'm a social media hypocrite

Saturday, January 13, 2018

British actress Lily James admits she's a social media "hypocrite".

The 28-year-old actress has reflected on her own activity on social networks in light of Daisy Ridley's decision to delete her accounts, and has confessed to experiencing a "constant inner battle" about the issue.

Reflecting on Daisy's choice, Lily shared: "I completely and utterly relate to that.

"I believe it to be true, and therefore I am a hypocrite. I am on (social media), and I have a constant inner battle about it.

"I'm not on Twitter, I don't want to always have something to say, I want to save that for my life.

"Also I think, especially as a young person, you change your opinions every second, so (you shouldn't) put something down in concrete that's going to come back and haunt you."

Lily recognises that Instagram can be used to spread positive messages.

But she also worries it causes people to become obsessed with their own image.

The Darkest Hour actress told the BBC: "Instagram you can use for all sorts of different reasons and that can be powerful. But I do worry about obsession and about perfection and about always presenting your life in a certain way, which is very untrue to how you go about your day.

"We go through all sorts of different emotions and Instagram makes it look like everything's perfect, and that's rubbish."

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