Jennifer Aniston says she hates social media and 'there are no more movie stars'

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By Phoebe Egoroff

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Jennifer Aniston has blasted social media in the interview accompanying her latest Allure cover, as the magazine celebrates its final print issue.

Danielle Pergament, who penned the no-holds-barred interview, read a text from her friend about Aniston to the 53-year-old. "No one's ever going to be famous the way she is. That kind of mass-fame phenomenon burning so bright for so long, it's just not achievable today. She's like a silent-film star among a generation of TikTok dipsh**s," the text said. Pergament then asked Aniston what her thoughts about the text were.

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Aniston has blasted social media in her latest Allure cover, as the magazine celebrates its final print issue. Credit: Sipa US / Alamy

"Whoa. Oh, that just gave me chills. I'm a little choked up. I feel like it's dying. There are no more movie stars. There's no more glamour. Even the Oscar parties used to be so fun," the Friends icon stated.

"I hate social media," the actress continued. "It's torture for me. The reason I went on Instagram was to launch [her haircare line]. Then the pandemic hit and we didn't launch. So I was just stuck with being on Instagram. It doesn't come naturally."

Despite Aniston arguing that her presence on social media "doesn't come naturally," she effectively broke the internet with the first photo she uploaded - which was of herself and her Friends co-stars - ahead of the show's reunion special. In fact, Sky News reported that her presence on Instagram crashed the whole app for a while. Now, the star boasts close to 41 million followers.

Aniston then discussed what it felt like to grow up in an age before social media, saying: "I'm really happy that we got to experience growing up, being a teenager, being in our 20s without this social media aspect. Look, the internet, great intentions, right? Connect people socially, social networking. It goes back to how young girls feel about themselves, compare and despair."

"I feel the best in who I am today, better than I ever did in my 20s or 30s even, or my mid-40s. We needed to stop saying bad s**t to ourselves. You're going to be 65 one day and think, I looked f***ing great at 53," she added.

"I would say my late 30s, 40s, I'd gone through really hard s**t, and if it wasn't for going through that, I would've never become who I was meant to be," Aniston - who went through a highly publicized divorce from Brad Pitt in 2005 - said.

"That's why I have such gratitude for all those s****y things. Otherwise, I would've been stuck being this person that was so fearful, so nervous, so unsure of who they were. And now, I don't f***ing care," she adds.

Well, she's right! It's hard not to love Aniston and, regardless, she will always be the fabulous Rachel Green in our eyes!

Featured image credit: dpa picture alliance / Alamy

Jennifer Aniston says she hates social media and 'there are no more movie stars'

vt-author-image

By Phoebe Egoroff

Article saved!Article saved!

Jennifer Aniston has blasted social media in the interview accompanying her latest Allure cover, as the magazine celebrates its final print issue.

Danielle Pergament, who penned the no-holds-barred interview, read a text from her friend about Aniston to the 53-year-old. "No one's ever going to be famous the way she is. That kind of mass-fame phenomenon burning so bright for so long, it's just not achievable today. She's like a silent-film star among a generation of TikTok dipsh**s," the text said. Pergament then asked Aniston what her thoughts about the text were.

wp-image-1263177206 size-full
Aniston has blasted social media in her latest Allure cover, as the magazine celebrates its final print issue. Credit: Sipa US / Alamy

"Whoa. Oh, that just gave me chills. I'm a little choked up. I feel like it's dying. There are no more movie stars. There's no more glamour. Even the Oscar parties used to be so fun," the Friends icon stated.

"I hate social media," the actress continued. "It's torture for me. The reason I went on Instagram was to launch [her haircare line]. Then the pandemic hit and we didn't launch. So I was just stuck with being on Instagram. It doesn't come naturally."

Despite Aniston arguing that her presence on social media "doesn't come naturally," she effectively broke the internet with the first photo she uploaded - which was of herself and her Friends co-stars - ahead of the show's reunion special. In fact, Sky News reported that her presence on Instagram crashed the whole app for a while. Now, the star boasts close to 41 million followers.

Aniston then discussed what it felt like to grow up in an age before social media, saying: "I'm really happy that we got to experience growing up, being a teenager, being in our 20s without this social media aspect. Look, the internet, great intentions, right? Connect people socially, social networking. It goes back to how young girls feel about themselves, compare and despair."

"I feel the best in who I am today, better than I ever did in my 20s or 30s even, or my mid-40s. We needed to stop saying bad s**t to ourselves. You're going to be 65 one day and think, I looked f***ing great at 53," she added.

"I would say my late 30s, 40s, I'd gone through really hard s**t, and if it wasn't for going through that, I would've never become who I was meant to be," Aniston - who went through a highly publicized divorce from Brad Pitt in 2005 - said.

"That's why I have such gratitude for all those s****y things. Otherwise, I would've been stuck being this person that was so fearful, so nervous, so unsure of who they were. And now, I don't f***ing care," she adds.

Well, she's right! It's hard not to love Aniston and, regardless, she will always be the fabulous Rachel Green in our eyes!

Featured image credit: dpa picture alliance / Alamy