Katy Perry calls social media 'trash,' 'the decline of human civilization'

MEGAN STONE
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Katy Perry did not mince words when recently expressing her feelings about social media.

Posting from her Twitter account on Thursday, which has almost 110 million followers, the 36-year-old singer launched into a rant about online culture.

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"Social media is trash," she tweeted, providing no further context.

Instead, she intensified her rant in a follow-up tweet in which she posted, "the decline of human civilization" and ended her remark with the hashtag "#isaidwhatisaid."

This isn't the first time the "Smile" singer has spoken out about her grief with social media. In 2018, she expressed concern that people are spending too much time obsessing over how they appear on the internet.

Speaking to Refinery29, Perry said at the time: "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."

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"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," she said in the interview. "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."

While the "American Idol" judge has not disclosed what prompted her to take another swipe at social media, she did close out her fiery string of tweets by telling fans she loves them.

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