The ‘Social Network’ actor is confused as to why people keep coming back to social media despite a lot of negative comments they receive from strangers online.
Jesse Eisenberg doesn’t understand “the appeal of social media,” insisting he has “no desire” to engage with his fans.
The 36-year-old, who starred as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in 2010 movie “The Social Network“, told NME.com that he has a very strong view on sites such as the aforementioned, Twitter and Instagram, and won’t be signing up for accounts on them anytime soon.
“I don’t engage with the public and they don’t engage with me, which is perfect,” he said. “I don’t understand the appeal of (social media) with strangers who seem to delight in criticising you. I have no desire to get approval from them and I have no interest in fighting with them. I’m not on it and I’ll never be on it. It’s not worth it to me. If it means I’m lesser-known, then that’s a trade-off I’m more than happy to make.”
The Justice League star added that as a “slightly paranoid” person in his day-to-day life, being in the spotlight, in general, makes him somewhat uncomfortable.
“I grew up assuming that everybody was talking about me behind my back,” he explained. “I am a slightly paranoid person in general, so I just assume it’s happening. Now, in fact, it probably is happening and my assumptions have been proved correct!”