“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2” star Megan Fox has strong feelings about social media when it comes to teenagers. The actress said it was “toxic” during an exclusive interview with Entertainment Tonight Thursday.
"I think it's really toxic for our youth culture," Fox, 29, said. "There is a hierarchy in schools of who's the cool kid based on who has the most followers and who has the most likes.”
The actress isn’t a fan of social media herself, and that’s in part because of teenagers who threatened suicide if she did not follow them back. "When I was on Twitter for five days, I would have 12- and 13-year-old kids going, 'If you don't follow me back, I am going to kill myself,’” she explained.
Fox mused people should not be allowed on social media until they are mature enough to handle it. “You need to be an adult before you can start messing around with that. It's irresponsible, and it's dangerous,” she said. “You're not ready for that [expletive] when you're a teenager.” For now, she doesn’t have to worry about keeping her kids, Noah and Bodhi, off social media because they’re toddlers.
She and their father, actor Brian Austin Green, broke up over the summer after 11 years together and five years of marriage. “Megan has separated from Brian,” an insider told Us Weekly in August. “They decided on it six months ago.”
"They will always love each other very much and are devoted to their kids,” a source told People at the time. “Anything could happen in the future, but for now they've decided it's best to take some time apart."
Her new film, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows,” is scheduled to debut in theaters nationwide June 3, 2016.
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