July 20, 2014
Scarlett Johansson Says Virtual Mean Girls Of Today Are The Media Monsters Of Internet Bullying

Scarlett Johansson is happy she was not popular when she was younger. If anything, not having to face the pressures of childhood stardom makes her feel fortunate, and she's also decrying the internet bullying of the modern day social media monsters.

In a related report by The Inquisitr, Gwyneth Paltrow also took on internet bullying, but when she made her comments she likened the problems of being a celebrity to war, which angered many people, including one green beret.

Speaking about how a celebrity's life is critiqued all over the internet, Scarlett Johansson expressed concern about how internet bullying can play a large role in people's lives:

"I was fortunate enough that, especially when I grew up, whatever ups and downs I had, weren't pulled apart by anyone other than the usual mean girls in high school. I got to figure out who I was and who I was going to be without people judging me, or my career or my clothing which I really think was important for me, not just as a person but as an actor. You need to experience life in order to be able to play it."
Nowadays, there are tales of mean girls becoming Facebook bullies who taunt their victims from afar using their electronic device of choice. In the worst case scenarios, some of the bullying victims even decide to commit suicide.

But as a celebrity, Johansson says there is a price for being popular and having your name and face known throughout the world:

"Today, there's this media monster that comes with the popularity, and with the internet and the 24-hour news cycle. Everything is out there."
What do you think about Scarlett Johansson's comments about how the internet can influence children? Do you think that, as a celebrity, she is right to complain about having her entire life broadcast to the world when she knew it was a price to be paid?