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Megan Fox Says She Thinks Social Media Is ‘Sinister’ And ‘Evil,’ Won’t Use It Personally

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Actress Megan Fox speaks onstage at the 'Jennifer's Body' press conference held at the Sutton Place Hotel on September 11, 2009 in Toronto, Canada.
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Megan Fox said she thinks social media is both “sinister” and “evil” and won’t use it “personally,” despite having an account that someone else posts content on for her, according to Glamour UK.

During the 35-year-old superstar actress’s interview for the digital issue of the magazines’s April cover, the “Jennifer’s Body” star talked about how “bullying” children has rightfully been seen as bad, but said that people have come to see it as acceptable to spend “so much of their time” in turn “bullying celebrities,” reported the outlet in a piece published Tuesday.

“I don’t think people understand that we’ve come to this place where we grasp, ‘Bullying is bad,'” Fox shared. “‘Children shouldn’t be bullied. It leads to self-hate. And eventually in some cases leads to suicide.’ But then when it comes to a celebrity, all of that is thrown out the window and people spend so much of their time bullying celebrities.”

“I have social media, but I don’t personally use it,” she added. “I have somebody who posts for me and I decide what I want to say. But I think it’s sinister. I think it’s evil.”

 

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At one point in the interview,  the “Transformers” star opened up about the ridicule she said she experienced early on in her career when she spoke out about the “abusive, misogynistic, patriarchal things” she experienced in Hollywood, before the #MeToo movement.

“I think that I was ahead of the #MeToo movement by almost a decade,” the actress said. “I was always speaking out against some of the abusive, misogynistic, patriarchal things that were going on in Hollywood back in 2008 and 2009, way before people were ready to embrace that or tolerate it. And I actually got ridiculed for doing it. I think people just have had time to review that, in retrospect.”

Fox said that talking about her experiences of “misogyny” and being part of “punch lines” eventually led to her suffering a “psychological breakdown” and completely stepping away from the spotlight.

“I don’t know if the psychological breakdown was strictly related to being objectified, it was more related to just being dehumanized and criticized and judged constantly,” Megan explained.

“When so many people around the world are thinking about you or have negative thoughts or intentions towards you, that energy permeates and penetrates me,” she added. “I don’t have boundaries and walls for that. I’m still human. I am still fragile in that way, I can feel. And that was part of the struggle.”

“I wasn’t allowed to be a human, because I was a topic of conversation and gossip and punch lines,” Fox continued. “I was essentially in hiding for several years of my life.”

The “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” star was previously married to actor Brian Austin Green and the two share three children together. Their divorce was finalized in 2022. She started dating fiancé rapper Machine Gun Kelly, whose real name is Colson Baker, in late 2020 after they met on the set of their movie “Midnight in the Switchgrass.” In January Megan announced the two were engaged. Baker has a daughter from a previous relationship.

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