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Daniel Radcliffe Says Celebs Can’t Expect Privacy If They Go On Twitter

by | 21st, November 2013

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THANKS to Daniel Radcliffe, we’ve just finished rummaging around Rihanna and Limmy’s bins because, because he just gave everyone permission to be a nosy parker. He said that celebrities using social media cannot expect privacy if they’re posting updates around the clock.

This is why he has steered clear of social media. Presumably, the Harry Potter star has maximum privacy from paps and the like.

“I don’t have Twitter and I don’t have Facebook and I think that makes things a lot easier,” he told Sky News. “If you go on Twitter and tell everybody what you’re doing moment to moment and then claim you want a private life, no one is going to take that request seriously.”

He added that there were “certain things you can do to make it a lot easier on yourself” as a famous face.

“If you don’t, for instance, go to premieres that aren’t for a film you’re in, or don’t just turn up at other events and stuff like that, then that’s going to help to not fuel the interest”.

George Clooney, only last week, said something similar to Radcliffe’s views on social media, telling Esquire magazine that he couldn’t understand “why any famous person would ever be on Twitter”, adding: “Why on God’s green earth would you be on Twitter? Because first of all, the worst thing you can do is make yourself more available, right?”

Of course, it is completely fine for some people to not want Twitter, but really, you would’ve thought that two smart people like George and Daniel would’ve realised that being online isn’t the same as opening your front door to someone. By their reasoning, anyone on social media loses their right to privacy, even if they’re not famous and not tweeting about where they are and what they’re doing.

This all reeks of those times awful, dreadful, pretentious bands say that they’re not doing any interviews to promote their albums. What this actually means is that they’re not doing any promotion, to promote their albums.

Either way, those slebs not on Twitter – with any luck, the press will be so curious about them that they’ll end up getting their privacy intruded more than those who are online.



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