Halle Berry seems to have mixed feelings about social media, and once you hear her explanation, you'll totally understand why.
The actress made an appearance at the Cannes Lions festival in France this week, and explained her views on how social media can harm those who use it as much as it can help them.
"There are some things that can kill a brand, things that can happen today because of social media. Everyone is allowed to have an opinion, but that power can be misused," she explained to Page Six.
"If I am having dinner with a friend, and a man comes up and asks to take a picture, most times I will always say, 'Of course!' But then that person posts the picture on social media as if I am dating that person, and suddenly I am dating, like, 100 people. It seems silly...but I think that is frustrating [about] social media," she continued.
Anyone with a social media account can confirm that she's got a point. Social media can be a beautiful thing, but it can be d*mn ugly, too.
Halle is hoping to become a positive presence online by relaunching her fan site Hallewood with a focus on fan interaction and community.
"It will be a new way for me to connect with people around the world, to connect with the youth of today," she explained. "There are things I want to say and things I want to share. Hallewood is going to be inclusive, it will feature people I respect — artists, writers, there will be a family section, it will be a world that is culturally diverse."
"I realized my celebrity could be used for good, and I think tech is a fun interactive way to do that — plus my daughter is nine years old and I don't want to be the mom that doesn't know anything about social media," she continued.
Using her platform for good? I'm into it! Let's hope celebs start following Halle's lead — after all, with great power comes great responsibility, right? Might as well us all that fame to put good things out into the world.
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