Spider-Man: No Way Home star Tom Holland has received an outpour of support since his video on stepping away from social media for his mental health. The MCU star is not new to taking a hiatus from platforms like Instagram. Though this time, it seems the online toxicity aimed at the star is the reason behind his departure. “I find Instagram and Twitter to be overstimulating, to be overwhelming,” said the Uncharted actor in a video posted on the platform.
Holland has been quite inactive on social media in the past weeks and the Marvel actor addressed his absence to his followers on Instagram. In his long message, he stated – “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.” Holland also shined a light on a charity that he and his family support. Since then, Spider-Man fans have cheered on for his candid message and prioritizing mental health.
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Thank you for spreading awareness about mental health @TomHolland1996 💗
— emilie ♡ (@tomhollandsdaya) August 13, 2022
Tom Holland taking a mental health break from both social media and films is well deserved. Since 2016 he's been working non stop and also carrying the mantle of Spider-Man in the MCU is insane.
See ya soon Spidey pic.twitter.com/LCevkfBhoi
— Spider Reject (@RS_Art2420) August 14, 2022
Tom Holland deleting social medias for his mental health…
Everybody should follow him.
Seriously it is a shit and everybody think they are always right and have the necessity to juzgue. That is why I put a limit for my hours on twt or ig, and I feel so much better.
— isa͛ HOTD🐉 in 7DAYS! (@woi7n) August 14, 2022
Tom Holland is such a kind, generous person. Hate the way he became the internet’s punching bag for no reason. Im glad he’s taking a break from SM for his own mental health. Celebrities are human beings too. Tom using his platform to raise awareness of mental health ❤️
— Nadine Erskine 💙💛🏳️🌈🐘🐬🎭 (@NadineErskine) August 14, 2022
Every Spider-Man🕷 Fans be like when Tom Holland announces that he is taking a break because of his mental health. pic.twitter.com/ZsQhJMWcZb
— Faraan Mahmood (@TheMCUInformer) August 14, 2022
#TomHolland quits social media to 'protect his mental health' and gives tips to the others on what may help… he makes a valid point and at times I totally agree..We all get so caught up and sometimes it truly can make ya feel crap …💚https://t.co/1IzgxCg2FS pic.twitter.com/NMsYXmjNap
— MAX (@ThisIsMax) August 14, 2022
Social media angst is a worldwide issue now. It gets too be too much even for Spider-man.
— Deepstash (@deepstash) August 14, 2022
tom holland announced that he's leaving social media for a while because of his mental health, and news sites and updates are all regarding his departure.
BUT NOBODY MENTIONED THE CHARITIES +
— Ar ❀ (@carpedeadiem) August 14, 2022
Tom Holland never did anything controversial, never gave a reason to be cancelled yet he had to take a break from social media for his mental peace coz of the nasty comments he had been reading about himself.. can't imagine how distrubing it must be.
That's fucking sick.
— 𝑨𝒎𝒚𝒓𝒂♡ (@Amyra_Loves) August 14, 2022
tom holland taking a break from social media for his mental health. i wanna hug him so hard pls and protect him at all costs
— ro (@drthvdro) August 14, 2022
“I get caught up and I spiral when I read things about me online, ultimately it's very detrimental to my mental state” ~ Tom Holland
Yes to celebrities who chooses mental healthcare amidst toxic social media #KissesDelavin
— Shine ™❄️ (@iamSHINE___) August 14, 2022
— #FazeSilver 🏳️🌈⚒️#HumanityFirst #NSFW 🔞 (@SMPHOLMES2021) August 14, 2022
tom holland saying he’s in a bad mental state bc of people online is truly so sad…
— jen (@redhoodson) August 14, 2022
Holland has been one of the most talked about celebs in Hollywood since his successful run as Spider-Man. But after No Way Home, the actor’s future as the friendly neighborhood Spidey has remained unclear. The star has expressed his desire to see the role get diversified with other iterations as well.
“I would love to see a future of Spider-Man that’s more diverse — maybe you have a Spider-Gwen or a Spider-Woman,” he said speaking with People. “We’ve had three Spider-Mans in a row; we’ve all been the same. It’d be nice to see something different.”
Several high-profile stars have taken social media breaks in the past or have even entirely quit the platform after being subject to online harassment. In 2018, Kelly Marie Tran deleted all her Instagram photos after facing extreme bullying for her role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
On the bright side, Holland is still actively working on projects and is next expected to appear in the Apple TV+ series The Crowded Room, currently in production.
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