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Helen Mirren slams social media

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 09:24

Los Angeles: Actress Helen Mirren has branded all social media "distasteful" and says she deleted her Facebook profile after just a day of signing up.

The `Hundred-Foot Journey` actress, who is married to director Taylor Hackford, believes websites like Twitter can be useful for marketing and as a political "tool", but she won`t use them herself, suggest reports.

When asked if she is on Twitter or another form of social media, the 68-year-old actress said: "No, I`m not a social media person. It`s not that it upsets me, that`s not the right word, but I find it distasteful. But I see it as a great tool politically and obviously it`s a great marketing tool."

However, the `Queen` star admitted she once signed up for a Facebook account to keep in touch with her family. But she deleted her profile after just a day.

"Well, I did - I went on Facebook for about 24 hours because I have young members of my family and I travel a lot and I wanted to be in touch,” she said.

"But I found very rapidly - literally within 24 hours - that I just found it so intrusive and I didn`t want strangers wanting to become my friends. I just didn`t want that. There was something really scary about it and I didn`t like it at all,” she added.

First Published: Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 09:24
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