Amy Poehler avoids social media

By Samantha Ravenscroft,
Why you won't see Poehler on Twitter anytime soon

Amy Poehler is taking a personal stance against social media. The 42-year-old star has no plans to join the Twitter or Instagram bandwagon anytime soon.

"I'm not a real social media person. I'm not on Twitter," Poehler told Paper Magazine.

She noted that she finds people can be mean online – even when they don't intend to be. She also expressed her dislike of the compliments and criticisms she can get from fans on the site and how it makes her feel uncomfortable.

"Like, somebody Tweeting, 'Call me crazy, but I think Amy Poehler's attractive.' And you're like, 'Okay? Thank you?'”

Poehler also disses Instagram calling the amount of selfies people take on a day to day basis ”out-of-control.”

She admits things have changed since she was younger, and that back in the day people use to seek privacy and not share their entire lives with the web.

"You'd go to a party or a punk rock show and you'd have fun, and you'd bring a camera, and you'd take pictures, and those pictures would stay inside the camera," she said according to People.

"Pictures were an addition to the experience. Now the picture is the experience.“

Poehler has two sons with ex-husband Will Arnett and says she’s “terrified” to imagine the influence social media will have on them. Currently her sons are a little too young for social media. Archie is only 5 and Abel is 3.

Poehler’s NBC sitcom, Parks and Recreations, is currently in its sixth season.



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