In 2014, Jennifer Lawrence said she is never getting Twitter. “I’m not very good on phones or technology. I cannot really keep up with emails, so the idea of Twitter is so unthinkable to me”, she said. Social media and technology baffles her. (Photo: Archive)
Chris Pine is only one of the many celebrities that have joined the “ditching technology” movement. Who else is turning their back on the internet? (Photo: Archive)
Emma Stone said on an interview that social media can breed false views of success. “It makes me so crazy to look at social media […] When you see people like, ‘This is the best life ever! I couldn’t be happier,’ you’re like, ‘shut up, that is not true.’” (Photo: Archive)
Shailene Woodley said on an interview: “I’m not a big technology person. I don’t even have a smartphone. I don’t even have a cellphone! And if I were to have one, it would be a flip-phone […] The more you get away from all the technological buzz, the more freedom you have.” (Photo: Archive)
Daniel Radcliffe has sworn off social media almost completely. “I don’t have Twitter and I don’t have Facebook, and I think that makes things a lot easier. If you go on Twitter and tell everybody what you’re doing moment to moment and then claim you want a private life, then no one is going to take that request seriously.” (Photo: Archive)
Vanessa Hudgens openly said on an interview that she thinks Internet is ruining the entertainment industry. “I think the internet is running everyone, and it just makes everybody way too accessible […] it just takes away the glamour and mystery of our business.” (Photo: Archive)
Social media drives Kristen Stewart crazy. “I see people on their phones and I just want to take these cookies and throw them. It’s like ‘Get off your f**** phone and get a life!’ I get so mad.” (Photo: Archive)
Louis C.K. sworn off the internet since 2016, and he has no plans of stopping. He even talks about it on his shows: “Don’t text or twitter during the show. Just live your life. Don’t keep telling people what you’re doing […] Also, it lights up your big dumb face.” (Photo: Archive)
Keira Knightley said she opened a Twitter account under a fake name, but that she could only take it for 12 hours before she deleted the app from her phone. “It made me feel a little bit like being in a school playground and not being popular and standing on the sidelines kind of going, ‘Argh’.” (Photo: Archive)
Chris Hemsworth said “I think there’s a danger of being overexposed with that stuff. The mystery of who you are is what keeps people interested in wanting to see you on the screen.” (Photo: Archive)
Jake Gyllenhaal has expressed his frustration that people seem to look at their phones more than they engage with people. “We’re looking down. No one is looking up,” he said. (Photo: Archive)
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, despite their fortune, will stick to catalogs. “Brad and I were on Amazon.com for the first […] but we got lost. After an hour, we just shut it off. My brain is too scattered and the wires go in different directions.” (Photo: Archive)
Sandra Bullock said social media can give a false projection of one’s life. She also said she’s not on Twitter because “I don’t want anyone to know where I am”. (Photo: Archive)
Eddie Redmayne ditched his fancy iPhone for a much simpler phone. He said “it was a reaction against being glued permanently to my iPhone during waking hours. The deluge of emails was constant and I found myself trying to keep up in real time, at the expense of living in the moment”. (Photo: Archive)
Jennifer Aniston confessed she is a computer illiterate. “When I see people on their BlackBerrys, working them like some girls work a hairdryer, I’m just stunned.” (Photo: Archive)
George Clooney is 100% against social media. He’s made it clear: “I’d rather have a rectal examination on live TV by a fellow with cold hands than have a Facebook page.” Loud and clear! (Photo: Archive)
Winona Ryder said on an interview “I don’t use the Internet, but apparently, you can find out everything on it. I have my email on my BlackBerry, and that’s about it. I’ve never read a blog, ever.” (Photo: Archive)
Chirstopher Walken said he lives a peaceful life away from the internet. “My wife always says to me, because she has a computer[..] apparently, you can look yourself up. You can do all sorts of masochistic things. I never have that temptation.” (Photo: Archive)
Millions of eyes are watching their every move, every day. Perhaps that is why they flee from the visibility and exposure that comes with social networks. We are talking about the Hollywood starts, probably some of the best-known faces, who have at least once admitted their dislike for internet and social media.
Chris Pine recently admitted he uses a flip-phone, and that this—and a record player—were devices he had purchased in an effort to make his life a little simpler. And he’s not the only one in Hollywood to turn his back on modern technology.
Some because they want to protect their privacy (to possible extent), other because they don’t tolerate the barrage of comment that would come from Twitter/Facebook/Instagram, and others simply because, no matter how hard they try, they just know how new technology works.
Here are 18 celebrities that have zero interest on computers, social media, smartphones, or even the internet. Like… at all.