In a recent video posted on Instagram, Tom Holland addressed his fans that he is exiting social media in the wake of some mental health issues. Tom Holland is a household name by now. His immense popularity as The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Peter Parker aka Spider-Man is not unknown to anyone. But this also came at a cost. His immense popularity always led him to stay in the public eye as a result of which he was subjected to both positive and negative talks from the masses. The Uncharted actor even went on to describe social media as overstimulating.
Tom Holland bids goodbye to social media
Recently Tom Holland took to Instagram to address his fans that he is going to take a break from all social media platforms for the sake of his mental health. In the modern era of Social Media, the detrimental effects of social media are not unknown to anyone, and looks like the Spider-Man fame has been the latest victim of that.
In his video, Holland stated that he finds Instagram and Twitter to be overstimulating and overwhelming. He even added that every time he used to open the apps, he felt miserable every when he read something about him written there:
“Hi guys. So I’ve been trying to make this video for about an hour now, and for someone that has spent that last 13, 14 years, however long I’ve been acting…I cannot seem to say what I need to say without ‘um-ing’ and ‘ah-ing’ every five minutes, so I’m gonna try again. I have taken a break from social media for my mental health, because I find Instagram and Twitter to be overstimulating, to be overwhelming, I get caught up and I spiral when I read things about me online, and ultimately, it’s very detrimental to my mental state, so I decided to take a step back and delete the app.”
Further, in the captions, Tom Holland also mentioned his family’s charity The Brothers Trust Organization, and another charity supported by them Stem4 Teenage Mental Health Charity which helps those in need of mental support.
Tom Holland to focus more on his career
Tom Holland’s caught more spotlight recently after he starred in the Marvel Blockbuster Spider-Man: No Way Home which is now considered more a once-in-a-lifetime moment rather than a mere movie. His relationship with his MCU co-star Zendaya is also a major reason for him being in the public notice. Now it seems that the 26-year-old wants to focus more on his career and life instead of paying heed to any unnecessary negativity.
As per the upcoming projects, the actor is currently working on the Apple TV+ series The Crowded Room. Besides he is also slated to star as the dancer and actor Fred Astaire in a biopic that is currently in development. Following these projects, the actor is also reported to star in the upcoming movies of Spider-Man under the umbrella of MCU.
Although it is not known if the actor will change his mind anytime soon on his return to social media, in the meantime it can only be hoped that his mental peace is maintained and he stays well.