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7 Celebs Who Don't Use Social Media

Noah Camarena |
October 1, 2014 | 11:14 p.m. PDT

Staff Reporter

In an age dominated by memes, tweets and yik-yaks, it is interesting to note that some of the most prominent personalities in popular culture are not involved with social media at all.

Jennifer Lawrence (Tumblr @j-lawperfection)
Jennifer Lawrence (Tumblr @j-lawperfection)
There are varying reasons for these absences, however it is still surprising that in such a digital generation, there are still celebrities who refuse to get involved, many of which are actually the subject of the aforementioned trends. Here are a few that choose not to have public social media accounts.

1. Jennifer Lawrence

It is rather unfortunate that one of the most interesting and outspoken celebrities is not on Twitter, one of the most popular social media avenues. Lawrence has contributed to plenty photobombs at various awards shows and she is known to be quite the character when in a public setting. 

In an interview with The Daily Beast, Lawrence confessed to being overwhelmed by all of the talk surrounding social media and said that by the time she gets involved with a trend, everyone will have already moved on. 

Let’s just hope that she continues to perform at a high level on the big screen and on the red carpet.

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2. Tina Fey

Tina Fey has made Americans laugh hysterically through her various roles on TV and film, but she does not seem to be interested in entertaining the masses of the Internet. 

“I think you should have to get a license to use Twitter,” Fey explained, “Most people are so f**king boring that they should shut up.”

It looks like we’ll just have to settle for the acting version of Fey and just hope that someday she will want to be as boring as the millions of people on Twitter. 

3. Bradley Cooper

As a social media legend who held the phone that took the “Oscar Selfie,” Cooper cites his career as the main reason that he does not get involved with social media.

He believes that if the audience knows too much about him as a person, it will be harder for them to believe the characters he portrays on screen. By letting the audience know more about his life, it might cause them to focus on that rather than to just enjoy the movie.

I guess I might have mistaken Rocket in "Guardians of the Galaxy" with real life Cooper if I read his tweets. So thanks for not limiting my movie experience.

Benedict Cumberbatch (Radio Times/Twitter)
Benedict Cumberbatch (Radio Times/Twitter)

4. Benedict Cumberbatch

One of the most talked about star on all social media platforms, Cumberbatch is worried that the 140 character limit on Twitter will cause him trouble. The short-and-sweet style of Twitter is not for people like Cumberbatch, who believes he would spend too much time editing his tweets and trying to make the most of his limited character count.

For now, audiences will just have to continue admiring the actor from afar and transforming the "Sherlock" star into endless memes.

5. George Clooney

Last but not least, the man whom I grew up knowing as my mom's celebrity crush. Clooney is widely admired by women everywhere, but he does not have a presence in the social media realm.

"If you're famous, I don't -- for the life of me -- I don't understand why any famous person would ever be on Twitter,” Clooney told Esquire magazine, “Why on God’s green earth would you be on Twitter?”

Clooney would rather stay off social media to avoid any temptation to argue with a fan and to deal with unnecessary controversy.

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Kristen Stewart (Tumblr @me-thamachine)
Kristen Stewart (Tumblr @me-thamachine)
6. Kristen Stewart

A lot of the celebrities on this list do not use social media because of their status as a celebrity or because they find it a waste of time. Stewart’s reason, however, is a lot more serious.

"I'm going to die because somebody is going to say where I am and somebody is going to kill me,” the "Twilight" star told TVZN, “Someone's going to Twitter my location and then it's going to be like, boom."

She might be overreacting, but I think we can all agree that if her tweets were as monotone as her emotions, we are not missing out on much.

7. Daniel Craig

Craig might be channeling into his 007 character by staying secretive and staying off of social media. If Craig was a real-life undercover spy, it would make a great story. The real reason he stays off social media is a lot more believable.

“What relevance is that to anyone? Social Media?” Craig told Seven magazine, “Just call each other up and go to the pub and have a drink.”

His old-school mindset might have been better suited for a Bond from an earlier generation. Here’s hoping we can get Craig to tweet the ins and outs of his work as 007 in the near future. 

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