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Sylvester Stallone refuses to use social media because posting his opinions online leaves him vulnerable to criticism from strangers.
Although Stallone once was an active member of Twitter, he has since quit and vows never to return, reports AZ Central. He notes Twitter’s usefulness in terms of advertising, but the website is not for him because he seeks to keep his public and private lives separate.
“I used to tweet but it's an act of futility. You're not really making any impact and if you find yourself in a mood when you wanna be a bit controversial and you post something, you suddenly realise, 'Oh my God!' because you've opened yourself up to a bunch of criticism from strangers. It might be a great promotional tool but just to make small talk, it's crazy.”
While Stallone cannot be convinced to adopt different technological advances, he does appreciate other challenges that enter his life.
He said, “Few people who fall try to get back up again but they'd be surprised - if they tried they might just succeed. I'm always looking for a new challenge. There are a lot of mountains to climb out there. When I run out of mountains I'll build a new one.”
Despite his violent image in movies like Rambo, Stallone advocates a ban on assault weapons and increased mental health services to prevent future mass shootings, reveals The Associated Press.
His latest film, Bullet to the Head, is currently in theaters.