Tom Holland announced on Instagram that he was distancing himself from social media because of his mental health and encouraged his followers to share his post. The Spider-Man star has deleted his Instagram in the past, but always returned to having an account. Many celebs don’t have their own social media, but the Netherlands clearly has a hand in its posts.
“I get caught up and I twist when I read things about myself online and in the end it’s very damaging to my mental state, so I decided to take a step back and delete the app,” explains Holland in the three-minute clip.
Holland runs a charitable organization called The Brothers Trust, which supports an app called Stem4, designed to help teens with their mental health. He advocated the apps while talking about his own problems.
“There is a terrible stigma attached to mental health and I know that asking for help and seeking help is not something we should be ashamed of, but it is much easier said than done,” Holland said. “So hopefully these apps can be your first step to becoming happier and healthier.”
He also wrote in the caption, “Please take the time to watch my video, and if you feel like sharing it with anyone it resonates with, it would be greatly appreciated.”
The actor is dating his co-star, Zendaya, who has also talked about unhealthy social media relationships, though she mostly focused on her fans encouraging her to step back when needed.
“On his” [social media] would make me a little anxious, or I would start thinking a little too much,” she told People in an interview.[My fans] want me to… be happy and go beyond social media.”
Aimée Lutkin is the weekend editor at ELLE.com. Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamour, Marie Claire and more. Her first book, The Lonely Hunter, will be released by Dial Press in February 2022.
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