Spider-Man’s hero, Tom Holland, announced on Sunday that he will be staying away from social networks because he has discovered that they can be “harmful” to his mental health.
The 26-year-old Briton joins other big stars in the entertainment world, such as Selena Gomez and Camila Cabello, who have spoken candidly about how platforms such as Twitter or Instagram affect mental health.
many of his followers Applaud his decision One asserted that it was a “smart move”.
In a video posted online, Holland called Instagram and Twitter “overstimulating” and “overwhelming”.
“Whenever I read things about myself on the internet, I feel trapped and screwed up and eventually this hurts my state of mind,” the young actor added. “That’s why I decided to back out and delete the app.”
In the film Holland plays the superhero also known as “Spider-Man”. “Spider-Man: There’s no way home(Spider-Man: No Way Home)which received multiple critical acclaim last year upon its release and was a huge box office hit.
In the video, which Holland posted to his 67 million Instagram followers, the young actor took the opportunity to promote a charity dedicated to promoting good mental health among teens.
“please, Take all the time you need”, another user of the social network commented: “What matters most is your well-being. “
“I love you, man,” replied pop star Justin Bieber, who previously spoke of his struggles with mental health.
The actor’s presence on social media has become less frequent in recent months.
Last year, a report by the Institute for Education Policy’s Prince’s Trust, which supports young people in the UK, found that adolescents’ mental health, well-being and self-esteem were Damaged by heavy use of networks social.
Actress and singer Selena Gomez noted a few years ago that social media was “horrible” 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 pulled out of social media for certain periods of time.
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