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Katy Perry Calls Social Media 'Trash' During Ironic Twitter Rant

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By Jeff Mazzeo

Isn't it ironic?!

Katy Perry took to social media to slam social media on Wednesday, April 14. The "American Idol" judge did little to hide her feelings about the new medium that has drastically changed society. "Social media is trash," Perry tweeted.

It's an interesting opinion considering how much celebrities (including the "Firework" singer) use social media to promote their latest projects and make a quick buck. However, Katy shared some strong words on social media condemning social media... we can't make this stuff up!

Not Backing Down

Katy Perry's tweet.
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The star followed up her "trash" tweet with another that doubled down on her strong opinion. "the decline of human civilization," she tweeted, referring to social media before adding "#isaidwhatisaid."

Katy seems to be a positive person, so she ended her short rant by reassuring her followers that she appreciates them. "anyway. Ily (I love you)," she wrote.

The "Roar" artist has shared a similar opinion in the past. She spoke with Refinery29 in 2018, and let loose. "A lot of us are living for that picture, and then the currency is the like. It’s hard because I’d rather not care about that and just live my life. We buy clothing and products or pose a certain way or go to an event to get a picture—it’s not good for us as a society. I think it’s actually the decline of civilization if we’re going extreme about it. We have to find a balance, and I’m trying to find my own personal balance with it because I’m just as much a victim as everybody else.”

Fans React

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As expected, Perry's strong opinion was met with her followers' strong opinions (that's what social media is for). "I owe social media to meeting some of my best life-long friends," one Twitter user commented. "It ain’t all about the toxic posts and hate comments girl." However, many fans agreed with her. "Katy spitting straight fax right here!!" one agreeing follower wrote, while another said, "people are becoming less compassionate and kind, Empathic, forgetting to build real meaningful connection and driving themselves into a superficial shallow world."

What do you think? Let us know your opinion about social media on social media, so you can be as ironic as Katy!

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