Jennifer Lawrence Will Never Join Twitter, Social Media "Because the Internet Has Scorned Me So Much"

Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 star seemingly alludes to naked photo leak that violated her earlier this year

By Rebecca Macatee Nov 11, 2014 12:44 PMTags

Jennifer Lawrence is certainly all over the internet (she's a gif-worthy lady, if ever there was one), but you'll never find her live-tweeting Real Housewives or Instagramming behind-the-scenes selfies from set.

That's because, on a personal level, she's not a fan of social media. On Tuesday, the 24-year-old actress (joined by her Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 co-stars Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth) talked about her no-tweeting stance at length on Nick Grimshaw's BBC 1 radio program.

"I will never get Twitter," she said. "I'm not very good on phone or technology. I cannot really keep up with emails so the idea of Twitter is so unthinkable to me."

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"I don't really understand what it is," she went on. "It's like this weird enigma that people talk about."

"It's fine, I respect that, but no, I'll never get a Twitter," she continued. "If you ever see a Facebook, Instagram or Twitter that says it's me, it most certainly is not." (Note on this: J.Law does have an official, verified Facebook page—presumably, her people run this on her behalf, but it's legit.)

The morning show host noted how serious Jen got with that answer. "I had that one locked and loaded," she said with a laugh. "I really like laser focused [on that answer]'s because the internet has scorned me so much that I feel like it's that girl in high school that I'm like, 'Oh, you want to talk about her? Yeah I'll do that!' Take my hoops off, I'm ready to go."

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Back to serious Jen for a moment, though: Earlier this year, the Oscar winner spoke to Vanity Fair about her private photos being leaked online. "It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime," she said. "It is a sexual violation. It's disgusting."

"The law needs to be changed, and we need to change," she went on. "That's why these web sites are responsible. Just the fact that somebody can be sexually exploited and violated, and the first thought that crosses somebody's mind is to make a profit from it. It's so beyond me. I just can't imagine being that detached from humanity. I can't imagine being that thoughtless and careless and so empty inside."

Fortunately, "Time does heal, you know," she went on. "I'm not crying about it anymore. I can't be angry anymore. I can't have my happiness rest on these people being caught, because they might not be. I need to just find my own peace."