Chloe Sevigny Has Love/Hate Relationship with Social Media

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Chloe Sevigny has a new book full of photos of herself. But Chloe Sevigny is never very happy with the photo she sees of herself online.

While one of these things may seem to conflict with the other, in fact they combine to explain why Chloe Sevigny released that book in the first place.

Chloe Sevigny feels that she has lost control of her image.

"That’s probably the reason I wanted to do the book," she told Style Magazine. "[It’s] just a way for people who are fans of mine to see the real me, I guess, or those images could then be propelled even more. I mean, I don’t look at the…I don’t Google [images of] myself. I would rather kill myself."

It strikes her as odd that some people feel the opposite.

"I think people [like to]. I think people have Google Alerts on themselves. The Internet to me is so frightening, and it scares me to death. I barely go on it."

But Chloe Sevigny just joined Instagram. But apparently that was not really her preference, and even just using that makes her uncomfortable.

"I did. I was kind of … strong-armed because of the book and the new collection for Opening Ceremony. Then, of course, I’ve hardly promoted either of them in the end! [laughs] When I joined, I had never looked at it before, and when I looked at people’s [accounts] that were doing only promotion, I was like, 'This is so transparent and horrible!' So I just posted something about the book, and I put #promotion because how could I not say that? [laughs] It’s just so gross, but I guess it’s because I’m not constantly looking at it, so there’s not a way for me to filter that out. It just feels like…I don’t like the shameless self-promotion. I’m trying to figure out how to balance that, I guess."

Mike Tuttle
Writer. Google+ Writer for WebProNews.