Tom Holland Takes Break From Social Media, Citing Mental Health

Spider-man star Tom Holland announced that he was taking a break from social media to take care of his mental health.

The 26-year-old actor posted a video online, saying that being on social media can be “detrimental” to his mental health and that platforms like Twitter or Instagram are “overstimulating, 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,” Holland stated.

He addressed his 67 million followers on Instagram and used the announcement to promote a charity dedicated to fostering positive mental health among young communities.

The British actor plays the eponymous superhero in Spider-Man: No Way Home, which was acclaimed by critics and had last year’s biggest box office success after its release. His activity on social media platforms has become less frequent in recent weeks.

In response to the announcement, fans left comments of support for Holland. Many applauded his decision, saying it was a “smart move.”

“Please take all the time you need. The thing that matters the most is your well being,” another fan commented.

Other celebrities, such as pop singer Justin Bieber, who has also raised his voice to speak about his health issues, showed support for Holland.

“Love you man,” the Peaches singer wrote below the video his friend shared.

Holland is the latest among young celebrities like Selena Gomez to decide to take similar actions and spread the word about how social media can have damaging effects.

Previously, Gomez said that social media had had terrible effects on her generation and urged people to limit their time online.

Other celebrities, including Demi Lovato, Camila Cabello, and Ed Sheeran, have also taken breaks from using social media.

The consequences of social media don’t seem to be limited to the young, as veteran screen and stage actor Robert Lindsay revealed on Sunday that he would be using Twitter less frequently.