Chloe Sevigny has lambasted the practice of self-promotion on social media, saying it's "disgusting".

The American Horror Story actress, who has over 570 thousand followers on Instagram, won't be taking to the network to post selfies and outfits photos any time soon.

"I'm 42 and I'm already famous – why would I self-promote myself like that? It's disgusting," she told Net-A-Porter magazine.

"I don't court mainstream success, so [the tabloids] have a hard time understanding me. It's impossible for me to go somewhere and not be judged."

Sevigny went on to say that there is "a culture of darkness, where everybody is a critic".

"Susan Sarandon and Katy Perry get s*** from liberals and conservatives", she said. "And I’m horrified at the insults that Lena Dunham has to put up with."

The Golden Globe-winning Big Love star went on to say that she deals with trolls online in a novel way.

"I go onto their profile, after they have said something mean, and I 'like' a picture", she explains. "It humanizes me. And I’ve actually had people then apologize for what they said."

Chloe Sevigny opens up on troll culture online

Sevigny can next be seen in the thriller The Dinner alongside Richard Gere and Steve Coogan, and in crime drama The Snowman, with Michael Fassbender.