Comedian Amy Poehler sat down with Paper Magazine to discuss, among other things, her distaste for social media and the famed selfie.
"The amount of Instagram selfies is out–of–control," she told the magazine, referring to the over active social media accounts of both her fellow celebrities and the general Instagram population. "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," she elaborated.
The internet community and, now, the world seem to disagree with Poehler, as 'selfie' was officially named the Oxford Dictionaries' word of the year for 2013. Surprisingly, selfies have not just been a hit among teenage girls and the Kardashians -- the trend has reached all corners of the web, even Michelle Obama has joined the club.
Still, Poehler won't be swearing-in anytime soon.
"I'm not a real social media person. I'm not on Twitter," she said. For the "Parks And Recreation" actress, sharing moments on public news feeds ruins the real–life experience. The mentality was different when she grew up, she explained, continuing, "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."
Hey, someone had to say it.
Read Amy Poehler's full interview at papermag.com.