Amy Poehler Won't Go on Social Media & It's All Your Fault
If you're one of the masses who's been patiently waiting for Amy Poehler to take her genius self to Twitter (I have been waiting only my ENTIRE LIFE), don't hold your breath: Apparently, it's not happening any time soon. Why? According to Amy Poehler herself, she hates social media because she always gets her feelings hurt.
"I'm not a real social media person. I'm not on Twitter," Poehler explained in the new issue of Paper magazine. "I try not to read too much online because I always get my feelings hurt, even if someone's flattering you...Like, somebody Tweeting, 'Call me crazy, but I think Amy Poehler's attractive.' And you're like, 'Okay? Thank you?' Or like someone writing, 'I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that I'd have sex with Amy Poehler.'"
Let's stop right there. WHO is that person out there thinking that it's "crazy" to call Amy Poehler attractive? Do they have massive head trauma, or a stupid sense of humor? Amy Poehler is one hot chick, and hilarious too. FOOLS.
(OK, so I maybe get a tad defensive when it comes to Amy Poehler. It's fine, though, because it's Amy Poehler.)
Poehler also shared her feelings on Instagram and #selfie culture, which has hit an all-time high now that the Oxford University Press announced "seflie" as their word of the year. "The amount of Instagram selfies seems crazy out-of-control... the idea of, 'This is my face and everyone needs to see it all the time,' is so far from the privacy that people used to seek. Now everyone acts the way '80s performance artists used to act. Everybody's Karen Finley. Everybody's like, 'This is my vagina! I'm gonna put shit all over me and take pictures!'"
"When I was a kid, you'd go to a party or a punk rock show and you'd have fun, and you'd bring a camera, and you'd take pictures, and those pictures would stay inside the camera," she continued. "Pictures were an addition to the experience. Now the picture is the experience. If I'm hanging out with a friend, and they take a picture of me, it's like 'Ugh.' I mean, I hate looking at pictures of myself. It immediately takes me out of the experience."
Luckily for the world, though, there is one social media site that Poehler has not opted out of: YouTube. Her "Smart Girls" channel, in which she gives advice to young girls who write to her, remains one of the best YouTube channels in the history of ever true story. (But no, seriously, go check it out, it's great.)