NO WAY HOME: Why popular actor Tom Holland is withdrawing from social media

Social media has not been good for his mental health, and he is taking a break from it, British actor Tom Holland announced in an Instagram post on Saturday (Aug 13).

The star of Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) also used the post to promote a charity, Stem4.

Holland, 26, had been an active user of Instagram, frequently sharing videos and photos with his more than 67 million followers. But this had dropped off recently, with just half a dozen or so posts in the last six months.

In the video he posted, Holland said: “I find Instagram and Twitter to be overstimulating, to be 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 he had chosen to “take a step back and delete the app”.

“There is an awful stigma against mental health and I know that asking for help and seeking help isn’t something that we should be ashamed of, but it is something that is much easier said than done,” he added.