Orange Is the New Black’s Taylor Schilling just slammed what she dubbed the inauthentic, selfie-obsessed ‘Kim Kardashian culture.’
In an interview with with Elle Canada and she opened up about how she lives her life sans social media, and managed to throw major shade at the 34-year-old reality star while doing so.
It has almost become a defiant thing at this point because I do not believe this celebrity Kim Kardashian culture is what I signed up for. I’d rather create something honest than try to create something for a social media account.”
The Fordham University grad also noted that, in her experience, having more Instagram followers ‘does not get you more jobs’. She went on to explain,
There is something so sad about going online and seeing almost everyone shouting, ‘Notice me, notice me!’ Which is such a human desire — to be acknowledged. But me responding to that with some sort of, ‘You’re noticed, you’re seen’ only perpetuates the loneliness.”
While she might seem unapologetic for her staunch views about what the Internet has to offer, she doesn’t mean to come off that way. Schilling, 30, believes that people deserve to be appreciated in their own way instead of through fictional validation.
In fact, she believes it takes real courage to be true online.
It takes a lot of bravery to be authentic and honest and to take that social mask off in order to connect with another human being. So much of what makes us who we are is smoothed away online. And what truly connects us is the wrinkles, not the smoothness.”
She also thinks of herself as too sensitive to be able to handle the criticisms she might face if she shares.
Besides, my brain is just way too fragile for both,” she admits. “I am susceptible to what people think; I think we all are. So it’s just easier for me to not engage with it too much.”