In recent years, Instagram has been twisted into a social media tool used to define who we are through perfectly posed photos, hashtags and filters.
We've basically began living through the camera lenses of our smartphones, hoping the pictures we post portray lives that are "flawless" and "spectacular."
Well guess what? Emma Stone isn't buying your bullshit anymore.
The 28-year-old "La La Land" actress wants you to "shut up" about your perfect life on Instagram, and spoke to ELLE about the reality behind the lens.
After talking about the various struggles behind becoming a successful actress, she commented on how misleading social media can be in terms of portraying effortless success.
In order to do so, she related the not-so-perfect ending of her newest film "La La Land" -- which hit the big screen last night -- to common misconceptions created by social media.
First, she referred to the film's ending, saying,
I find it bittersweet, but also realistic. It doesn't all come true for anyone ever. It's not exactly how you pictured it.
She passionately continued -- relating it to social media -- and said,
That's why it makes me so crazy to look at social media. When you see people like, 'This is the best life ever! I couldn't be happier,' you're like, 'Shut up, that is not true.' Not everything comes together in the best way ever, every day. It just doesn't. Even when your dream you set out for comes true, it's not always perfect.... That's not the reality of life.
To have a better understanding of what Emma's relating the falsehood of social media to, maybe you should check out the film for yourself (you won't be disappointed).
In the meantime, I think we can all relate to her in the sense that a "perfect" Instagram feed or a "flawless" Facebook page doesn't necessarily mean your life has been a walk in the park.
The ladder to success is a difficult one, no matter how many IG followers you've accumulated throughout the years.