Before we get started … can we just take in how beautiful Selena Gomez looked at this year’s Cannes.

 

 

During a panel that was held at this year’s Cannes, Selena Gomez spoke about social media and the effects it has on today’s generation, “Social media has really been terrible for my generation. I understand it’s amazing to use your platform, but it does scare me when you see how exposed that these young girls and young boys are and they’re not really aware of the news or anything going on.”  Selena, who was at the 72nd annual film festival to promote The Dead Don’t Lie, a horror comedy, who more than a 150 million Instagram followers and was once the most followed celebrity on the social media platform.

 

 

 

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Selena, who shared the panel during the festival’s press conference, was joined by her movie co-stars, Bill Murray, Chloe Sevigny, Tilda Swinton and the film’s director, Jim Jarmusch.  According to Billboard,Director Jarmusch swatted away suggestions that the film is political after some reviewers noted that star Steve Buscemi wears a “Make America Great Again” hat. Jarmusch said he sees the film as more of a reaction to the environmental peril the planet is facing.”  Jim says, “Watching nature decline at unprecedented rates for me is terrifying and concerning, and what concerns me is the apathy and failure to address something that threatens all living species.  Politics is not of interest to me…this is not a political issue, and I don’t understand how it can even be considered such. Politics doesn’t seem to save anything. Politics is a kind of distraction.”

 

 

Selena also expressed her opinion on the issue, “It’s just very — I don’t want to say selfish, because that feels rude.  I think it’s a dangerous thing for sure. I don’t think people are getting the right information sometimes.”  And when Selena was questioned if there should be ‘some regulation on social media,’ she responded with, “I think it’s pretty impossible to make it safe at this point, there’s no blocking anything, they’re exposed to it.  It just scares me that I see all these young girls at meet-and-greets, and they’re devastated dealing with bullying and not being able to have their own voice.”

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