Daisy Ridley Shares Powerful Message About The Dangers Of Social Media

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Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley took to Instagram last night to share a message about the dangers of social media. 

We’re all used to those infuriating Instagram selfies of people claiming they’ve just woken up (they haven’t), wearing no make-up (they are) and used no filter to alter the image (they did).

Well it seemed Ridley had done the exact same last night when she shared a photo with the words, ‘I woke up like this #nofilter #nomakeup’ across the image. However, the caption told a very different story.

She said:

3 of these statements aren’t true. Social media is great but also a bit scary cause what people post is the most filtered, most carefully chosen and cleverly edited moments of their lives.

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She’s been no stranger to speaking out about body shaming, after she shut down one troll who circulated a meme about her.

The meme featured a picture of Ridley’s character Rey, next to a speech bubble that read:

I can’t believe the unrealistic expectations I’m setting for young girls. Who cast me anyway? Don’t they know real women have curves?

Ridley then hit back at the image:

Well said Daisy, well said.