When Miley Cyrus left Twitter last fall — possibly at her beau and “The Last Song” co-star Liam Hemsworth ‘s request — fans were upset at not being able to keep track of the pop star’s every thought. And while they still may be mourning the loss of Cyrus’ tweets nearly six months after she said goodbye, she doesn’t regret the decision to leave one bit.
“I was kind of tired of telling everyone what I’m doing,” Cyrus said in an interview with Movieline. “I hate when I read things and celebrities are complaining like, ‘I have no personal life.’ I’m like, well, that’s because you write everything that you’re doing.”
Cyrus said that she realized the only person she was hurting by tweeting every moment of her life was herself. “So I was that person who was like, ‘I’m so sad. I have no real, normal life. Everyone knows what I’m doing.’ And I’m like, well that’s my own fault because I’m telling everyone,” the singer explained. “And then I’d tweet, ‘I’m here,’ and I’d wonder why a thousand fans are outside the restaurant. Well, hello, I just told them. So I’m just, like, kind of thinking it doesn’t really make a lot of sense. Everything I’m saying is not really going with what I’m putting on the Internet.”
Cyrus explained the benefits of not constantly being on the Internet: “I’m a lot less on my phone, I’m a little bit more social. I have a lot more real friends as opposed to friends who are on the Internet who I’m talking to — which is like not cool, not safe, not fun and most likely not real. I think everything is just better when you’re not so wrapped up in [the Internet].
“I just think it’s kind of lame,” Cyrus added. “I feel like I hang out with my friends and they’re so busy taking pictures of what they’re doing and putting them on Facebook that they’re not really enjoying what they’re doing. You’re going to look back and have a million pictures, but you’re not going to be in any of them. Because you’re not having fun, you’re too busy clicking away. So I think, just enjoy the moment you’re in, and stop telling people about it. Just enjoy it.”
And what advice does she have for other teens wrapped up in their online life? Well, simply to get offline and get outside. “I’m telling kids, don’t go on the Internet, it’s dangerous, it’s not fun, it wastes your life,” she said. “And you should be outside playing sports or something.”
The singer/actress also revealed that when “Hannah Montana” wraps up after season four , she has no plans to ever play the pop star again. “It’s interesting to leave my security blanket behind. It was such a huge deal in so many kids’ lives,” she said. “[Hannah's] wig is out. One will be in a museum, and one will be … burned, or something.”