Kerry Washington Explains The Great Reason She Doesn't Respond To Rumors On Twitter

I won't pretend to know what it's like to be a celebrity on Twitter, but I imagine it's not always the most reassuring or comforting thing. There's that whole situation of complete strangers calling you "Mom" or "Dad," and that's nothing in comparison to the hate that gets spewed on a daily basis. Yet some celebs have found a way to avoid most of the harshness from Twitter and use it to their advantage. Per her admittance at this year's SXSW festival, it looks like Kerry Washington has done just that. During a talk at the festival over the weekend, Washington explained that she doesn't respond to rumors on Twitter, and it's for the most insightful reason.

If you're a fan of the Scandal star, perhaps you have been saddened by the fact that she doesn't typically defend herself when it comes to gossip or speculation. But Washington is here to let you know that you don't have to be frustrated in her name, because she's doing just fine. In fact, she's proven she's completely unaffected by what's said about her online. Per tweets from The Hollywood Reporter's Natalie Jarvey describing a talk Washington gave at SXSW, it's clear that this celeb has the key to navigating social media as a public figure. She explained, in three very concise and on point reasons, why she doesn't get involved in Twitter drama.

She Uses Social Media Mainly Because It's Necessary

It's pretty cool to see a star being so honest.

She Has A Strict "No Personal Life" Policy

And she abides by it pretty much 24/7.

She Totally Gets It

"It" being that mean social media comments aren't personal, but reflective... of the commenters.

Like many people, I love seeing celebrities interact with fans, and I enjoy when they share little bits of insight into their personal lives. Yet it seems like Washington's approach is better suited for those who feel like their privacy is being violated by doing so. Perhaps the star is onto something by maintaining that semblance of distance. It's good to know that Washington is just doing her, and that online haters are a total non-issue. She doesn't need to subtweet or answer back to hecklers. In my opinion, this is the best sort of clapback there could be.