“Black Mirror,” is a sci-fi series from streaming giant Netflix that tackles about human’s relationship with technology and its positive and negative effects to our lives. Unfortunately, for one of its actors, social media has done more harm to him than good following his latest role in the show’s latest episode.
Last January 3, on his Twitter account, actor Will Poulter of “Bandersnatch” announced that he’s “choosing to take a step back… from Twitter.”
“I’d like to say a heartfelt thank you to everybody who has watched ‘Bandersnatch’ and for their responses (whatever they may be) to the material we created. I accept all criticisms and it’s been a delight to learn that so many of you enjoyed what many people worked very hard to produce!” The 25-year-old British actor wrote.
He revealed that he’s struggling to find balance with his social media engagement and that he’ll use Twitter less for the sake of his mental health.
“As we all know there is a balance to be struck in our engagements with social media. There are positives to enjoy and inevitable negatives that are best avoided.”
Poulter also said that he will use the platform to support different organizations such as Anti-Bullying Pro, The Blueprint Theatre Company, and youth charity Leap Confronting Conflict.
“I don’t want to appear unappreciative of all the amazing support I have received online for which I am genuinely so grateful, nor do I want my disengagement with social media to be at the expanse of any of the organisations I am lucky to work with.”
He said that his step is not the end, but “an alternative path.” “I hope that this shift to reduce my personal expression and increase the focus on issues that matter, will result in a better outcome for everyone.”
Aside from playing as Colin Ritman, a computer programmer in “Bandersnatch,” Poulter’s other works are “The Revenant,” “The Maze Runner,” and “We’re the Millers.”
(Featured image from Netflix)
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