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Tom Holland quits social media for mental health, fans laud actor for avoiding 'Ezra Miller situation'

The actor made a brief return to Instagram and told everyone about the charaity he is supporting
UPDATED AUG 15, 2022
Tom Holland (Han Myung-Gu/Getty Images) and Ezra Miller (Stephane Cardinale/Getty Images)
Tom Holland (Han Myung-Gu/Getty Images) and Ezra Miller (Stephane Cardinale/Getty Images)

Social media has been one of the most extraordinary technological developments that we have seen in recent years and helped many people across the globe. However, there’s a dark side to it as well and just because there is no filter on social media today, people can say anything about anyone even when the other person is completely innocent. Hollywood celebrities deal with a lot of abuse and trolling on social, which forces them to take a break from all the negativity and it seems Tom Holland is the latest high-end star to join the list of quitting social media to take care of himself.

The ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ star has announced that he will be taking a break from social media and will be focusing on self-care because he finds all the social media platforms “detrimental” and needs to step away for his own well-being. In a video posted on Instagram, the actor noted that he finds social media “overstimulating” and feels really uncomfortable while reading things about himself.


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He wrote, “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 myself online, and ultimately, it's very detrimental to my mental state. So I decided to take a step back and delete the app.”


Holland also noted that his brief return to Instagram was used to “shed a light” on a charity that is close to his heart, Stem 4. The ‘Unchartered’ actor also made everyone realize that asking for help while experiencing mental health issues is nothing to be “ashamed of” and people should take help whenever they feel like it. He added, “There is an awful stigma against mental health and I know that asking for help and seeking help isn’t something we should be ashamed of but it is something that is much easier said than done.”

As soon as Holland posted the video on Instagram, a lot of people came together to support the actor on his decision. Everyone believed that taking care of mental health is important and congratulated the star for taking this initiative. One of the fans wrote, “Protect your peace, love”. Meanwhile, one of the social media users noted that it’s good that Holland has taken the decision to step away so that he doesn’t find himself in a similar situation as Ezra Miller. He wrote, “Tom needs to do whatever it takes not to devolved into another Ezra Miller situation. I'm not mad at him for wanting to take care of himself.”




“Taking a break from social media is such a smart move. Dude’s mental health is way more important,” wrote another user. “As he should. Mental health is important. Especially being such a huge star. And young. Let him be,” tweeted another user.


Meanwhile, on Instagram, a person wrote, “Please take all the time you need. The thing that matters the most is your well-being. We love you”. Even Justin Bieber came to support Holland’s decision and wrote, “Love you, man” in the comments section.

Screenshot of a comment on Tom Holland's post (Instagram)
Screenshot of a comment on Tom Holland's post (Instagram)

Holland is one of those stars who don’t use social media actively and try to stay away from all the controversies. Although he is one of the most-loved stars in the world, Holland does receive negative comments on his portrayal of the iconic superhero. This might be one of the reasons why he keeps on taking hiatus after regular intervals.

Tom Holland attends the Los Angeles premiere of Sony Pictures' 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' on December 13, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
Tom Holland attends the Los Angeles premiere of Sony Pictures' 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' on December 13, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)

If you know anyone who is struggling with mental health issues and wants help, then contact the Disaster Distress Helpline or call 1-800-985-5990 to talk to them.

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