While Mila Kunis’ husband has been active on social media, the “Friends With Benefits” star has always maintained her decision to “steer clear of social media platforms”. During her recent appearance on “The Kelly Clarkson Show”, the 39-year-old star revealed the real reason behind it, and also spoke at length about “cancel culture” and how permanent decisions turn out to be once you’re addicted to social media.
Kelly’s Thoughts On Social Media?
During their conversation on Mila Kunis’ new movie, “The Luckiest Girl Alive”, Mila explained her character by saying, “It’s like an internal inner dialogue of what the character is constantly battling of like what is happening inside of her versus what she is projecting to society.”
Kelly spontaneously related the fact to social media, and said, “Which is like social media in a nutshell”. “It’s like what you’re putting out there is filtered from what is actually happening with that,” Kelly explained.
On this Mila Kunis stated, “This is why I am not on social media.” She then asked Kelly, “Did you never have social media? Kelly responded, “I like in the very beginning, I mean, I am like old, I am the forties…I am like a fine wine.” She continued, “In the very beginning, because of being in the industry, like your label and management, everybody would fuel you to do this thing, and it’s like, okay.”
Kelly revealed that it’s cool to talk to fans but it’s also, “one I don’t know if people really do want to know what’s really happening in your world, they want the filtered version of yourself. However, Kelly responded that she is nothing like that. Kelly also said that she is shocked that she has a show to run. She said, “I am very much real, like what I am is what is happening.”
Why Is Mila Kunis Not On Social Media?
As Kelly revealed about being real and keeping away from social media, Mila stated that even though she’d been sleeping under the rock, she knows for a reason that she would never have been ‘cancelled’ by her fans for who she is. However, the two thanked their generation for not having social media in their teenage days.
Mila said, “No decision in life is permanent except for the ones on the internet. And I was like, look everything you do, you can always say sorry, you can always fix mistakes, you can always make yourself better. I am constantly making mistakes. But if it’s on the internet, that’s it.”
Explaining why she is not on social media, Mila Kunis revealed that once your mistakes are on the internet, you cannot do much about it. On this, Kelly stated, “I love that though because people think that you always do have to, coz it’s such a cancel culture.” She revealed that it is important to teach kids that, “it’s okay to say I was wrong, and I learnt from that.”
Because people filter themselves, it’s hard to be themselves on social media because they are so afraid that they’re gonna be cancelled. On this thought, Mila revealed, “I think that I am 39, and I am like, oh my god, for the first time in my life- I tried telling my kid for my 39th.” She continued, “So mommy is 27, and she was like, no!, and I was like, Woah.”
This is not the first time that Mila Kunis dished her thoughts on the “evil side” of social media. In 2018, Mila Kunis revealed in an interview that she had seen social media turn into an ugly place and she really just didn’t want to be a part of it.
She said, ” The emotional and mental impact of social media isn’t necessarily all sunshine and rainbows, and seeing all of the bad news, cyberbullying, and anonymous trolls who like to put their noses where they don’t belong can really wear you down.” What do you think about this?