Tom Holland: Why the Spider-Man actor decided to quit social media – 08/16/2022

The artist reveals that Instagram and Twitter can be “harmful” to your mental health.

British actor Tom Holland, protagonist of the film Spider-Man: No Coming Homeannounced that he was moving away from social networks, which he considered “harmful” for his mental health.

Holland, 26, is the latest young artist to publicly discuss how platforms like Twitter and Instagram can have harmful effects? follow in the footsteps of others, such as American singer and actress Selena Gomez.

Many fans applauded the actor’s decision on the internet? one called it a “smart move”.

In a video posted online, Holland said:

“I find Instagram and Twitter too empowering, overwhelming.”

“I get caught in a spiral when I read things about myself online, and it’s ultimately very detrimental to my mental health.”

“So I decided to take a step back and delete the app.”

Holland plays the superhero protagonist of Spider-Man: No Coming Homewhich critics hailed when it was released last year and was a massive box office success.

In the video, posted to his 67 million Instagram followers, Holland took the opportunity to promote a charity dedicated to promoting positive mental health among teens.

“Please take your time,” another fan commented. “What matters most is your well-being.”

Canadian singer Justin Bieber, who has previously opened up about his own mental health struggles, responded to Holland’s post with, “Love you man.”

The actor’s social media activity had become less frequent in recent months.

Last year, a report by the Education Policy Institute think tank and UK charity The Prince’s Trust showed that adolescents’ mental health, wellbeing and self-esteem were undermined by heavy use. social media. .

A few years ago, Selena Gomez found that the social network had been “terrible” for her generation? and urged people to set time limits for their online activities.

Other stars like Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello and Demi Lovato have also retired from social media during certain periods.

Don’t the effects of social networks only seem to be felt by young people? Veteran film and theater actor Robert Lindsay also announced on Sunday that he plans to spend less time on Twitter.

British series star My family said he was taking action because his son noticed it “affected his daily life, his thoughts and his imagination”.

“He’s right, of course, and I need to detox from the stress of social media and focus on what I planned to do three years ago and write,” said the Bafta winner, aged 18. 72 years old.

“I am so proud of my son who, like many young people, has suffered from social media, recognizing that I am constantly distracted from what I really should be doing.”

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Grayson Saunders

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