Multi-talented Idris Elba to quit social media because it makes him depressed - The Sauce
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Da Squeeze

Multi-talented Idris Elba to quit social media because it makes him depressed

Brit actor, DJ, actor and musician Idris Elba is trying to quit social media because it makes him “depressed”.

The 47-year-old superstar has said he’s doing what he can to “wean” himself off of apps like Twitter because although he wants to keep up to date with what’s happening in the world, being “constantly” connected is impacting his mental health.

He explained: “I’ve been trying to wean myself off. I used to post a lot more, but it’s been putting me off lately. And Twitter’s just not how I want to receive my news.

“I read the news aggregated on my iPad, but I can’t check it constantly – I’m not proud of it, but it’s true – because it makes me feel depressed.”

And the ‘Cats’ actor doesn’t even like to go on social media when he has a spare five minutes, as he’d much rather avoid technology altogether.

Speaking to Fast Company, he said: “I’ll just sit in the dark, stare, and try not to do anything – just clear my mind and decompress.

“When I get in bed at 9 or 10, I feel great the next day. But it really depends. I typically get four to five hours of sleep a night.”

Idris’ comments come after he previously revealed he is “sad” about the advancement of technology because he thinks it is more important to build real “emotions” between humans, rather than relying on machines.

The ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ star said: “A part of me is sad about this ever-increasing technological development. We people have emotions, unlike computers or artificial intelligence, we can adapt.”

But Idris accepts technological advancements are “another step on the way to evolution”, and says he’s fascinated by techniques which allow users to move things with their brain waves.

He added: “There are even techniques with which you can use brain waves to move things. But perhaps it is only another step on the way to evolution.”

Last year, as reported by The Sauce, American singer Selena Gomez who is one of the most followed celebrities on  Instagram, quit the social media platform as it made her feel depressed

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Some More Sauce...

Lifestyle

Kenyans on Twitter woke up to an explicit video that has since gone viral. In the video, a woman who is known on social...

Da Squeeze

Kenyan beauty Tanasha Donna Oketch recently opened up about her life. The 24 year old former radio presenter, musician and mother of one is...

Featured

Ugandan TV journalist Simon Kaggwa Njala’s face has got to be one of the memed faces of 2019.   But how did this Ugandan...

Da Squeeze

Who remembers the time when sex was simple. Well, nowadays there are a lot of weird fetishes that we can’t even keep track of...

Featured

The Free Mason society is known to be secretive and very private, but not anymore it may seem. The Freemason society based in Nairobi...

Da Squeeze

Kenya has a robust matatu culture and some people around the world love it. Award winning American singer and dancer Chris Brown yesterday (23.03.20)...

Da Squeeze

Is there a woman making your heart skip a beat? She might be a secret woman of your life.  Most women love, but they...

Da Squeeze

Kenyans on Twitter are not to be messed with, they bring guns to a knife fight. The hard-hitting K.O.T recently got into a Twitter...