During a press conference prior to his Taiwan fan meeting, the actor was asked why he doesn't do social media.
Gong Yoo answered, "First of all, I don't like taking selcas. When I go somewhere, I prefer capturing the moment with my eyes rather than taking a photo." He continued, ''Why I personally don't like social media is because you're intending to show photos to others and that is most likely to make you create things. The act of showing a created photo and not portraying as it is... is a little uncomfortable for me."
He lastly added, "But each person probably have different opinions. It's not a matter of good or bad. This is just my personal thoughts."