Jennifer Lopez has said that she doesn’t take social media too seriously to keep it from affecting her on an emotional level.
While the pop-star regularly updates her Twitter and Instagram accounts and engages with fans on social media, she makes sure not to engage with the negativity and trolling that often comes along with the platforms.
"I'm lucky because I know enough of the old world before social media, and so I'm not a kid who's growing up on it where it's the be-all and end-all and it could really destroy me emotionally," she told Adweek magazine. "I know that it's great for what it is, but I also don't take it so seriously that it could somehow hurt me on an emotional or personal level."
The “Jenny From the Block” superstar said that while she relies on the platforms to promote her own projects she makes sure to set strict boundaries about when and what she feels comfortable posting.
"I also recognize the responsibility and the need to set boundaries. It's also on my terms without the traditional media creating a narrative that I can't dispel," she explained. "Now I can go, 'No, that's not who I am.' And people can see me for who I really am. There's a direct line, and I think that's incredibly important.
"If somebody wants to be outspoken on social media, that is their right and their privilege, and I applaud them for it - for not being afraid of what other people are going to think when speaking their minds. I speak my mind when I need to, and I wouldn't want anybody judging me for that. That's something that is really a personal choice.”
Whatever strategy the star is utilizing seems to be working, however. Lopez has currently racked up 117 million followers on Instagram as well as 45 million on Twitter.