- Linda Mtoba has reminded her fans that what they sometimes see on social media is not real life
- Linda Mtoba warned her not to be consumed by beautiful social media posts, especially on Instagram
- Linda Mtoba's fans took to her comment section and agreed with what she wrote on her thread
Linda Mtoba has reminded her fans that social media is not a reflection of real life. The River actress took to Twitter recently and penned a lengthy thread to warn her followers not to be consumed by social media posts, especially those on Instagram.
Instagram influencers mainly post snaps of themselves wearing expensive clothes and carrying designer bags. The star warned that all that glitters on Instagram isn't always gold.
"We get so consumed with what we see on IG that we think it’s a real representation of the life and the lives people lead. When in actual fact not many afford the many things we take for granted."
She shared that not every person on social media owns the designer labels they usually wear when taking IG snaps.
"Reality is not every second person has a LV bag or Dior shoe or Hermès bag in the way IG will make it seem. And it’s OK to not have those things. Take all the time you need in life."
The stunner's fans took to her comment section on the micro-blogging app to share their thoughts on her post. Check some of their comments below:
"Totally agree with you. It’s one of the main reasons I’m not on Instagram, because as people we don’t understand the psychological effect social media has on us. You literally think that you’re the only one whose life is stagnant."
"I agree with this thread Linda, we are so detached from reality at times. IG can do that, it’s not the norm for people to be carrying around bags that cost more than R10k. A lot of SA’s just don’t have that kind of money."
"I keep telling my siblings this. Social media will make u feel like you are useless cause people are posting things and you feel like you are nothing cause you can't afford such a life."
"Thanks for putting this so succinctly, IG can trigger areas in you that you feel you lack by way of success. Make sure you're doing the things you need to in your reality in order to not get lost in the sea of imagery. When we aren't stable within we are more susceptible to illusions."
"Some people think it's real representation but it's not. Loving yourself is more important than trying to be someone else you saw on IG."
In other entertainment news, Briefly.co.za reported that Linda Mtoba has revealed how she recently helped two young girls get away from a dodgy man.
The actress took to Twitter to share that she was out with her mom and child when she helped the two beautiful girls get away from the old man. In a lengthy thread, the stunner said the girls had been sitting across their table when the uninvited suspicious-looking man arrived.
"Later on an OLD-ASS MAN NOMKHABA approached their table proceeded to move their belongings so he could sit uninvited. I could immediately see how uncomfortable they became."
Linda then made eye contact with one of them just to check if they were comfortable with what was happening. And as the media personality suspected, the girl gave her the "get me away from this man that I don’t know and I’m uncomfortable" look.
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