Well, now, wait a minute. Julia Roberts isn’t some secret lover of violence – she was just taking liberties when talking about how people feel brave when they can be anonymous on the Internet and talk shit without having to back it up. You see, Julia doesn’t really Google herself or go online because people are assholes and she wishes they’d just say it to her face.
From Marie Claire:
Then she gets serious when asked if an actress can have a career like hers anymore. “It’s not the same business,” she replies. “It’s really different. And the Internet has so much to do with that.” No surprise she’s not on social media—”It’s kind of like cotton candy: It looks so appealing and you just can’t resist getting in there, and then you just end up with sticky fingers and it lasted an instant”—or that she never Googles herself: “I have too much potential for collapse.” She elaborates: “There’s an anonymity that makes people feel safe to participate in hatefulness. I like a good old-fashioned fistfight if people are pissed off at each other. I just feel like if you’re really mad and want to have a fight, then put your dukes up.”
Obviously as someone who talks shit about celebrities on a daily basis, it’s hilarious for me to be commenting on this, I suppose. Of course, my name is attached to it and I also don’t take it too seriously – I don’t ACTUALLY care what people I don’t know and never will do with their lives and I certainly don’t wish AIDS, cancer or death on anyone who might disagree with me – so maybe it’s slightly different. I would generally say everything I say here to all of the respective stars’ faces, anyway, even if I were to get spit on or punched in the face repeatedly.