‘Black Mirror’ star Will Poulter quits Twitter after ‘Bandersnatch’ backlash


Will Poulter is saying sayonara to social media within the new 12 months.

On Wednesday, the British actor, who just lately appeared in Netflix’s “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch,” introduced he could be taking a break from Twitter to give attention to his emotional wellbeing.

“In mild of my latest experiences I’m selecting to take a step again, of kinds, from Twitter,” Poulter, 25, started.

“Earlier than I do, I’d prefer to say a heartfelt thanks to everyone who has watched ‘Bandersnatch’ and for his or her responses (no matter they might be) to the fabric we created. I settle for all criticisms and it’s been a delight to be taught that so a lot of you loved what many individuals labored very laborious to supply!” he continued.

As Netflix’s first interactive movie for adults, “Bandersnatch” allowed viewers to construct their very own story after answering a sequence of questions all through the movie. And whereas the streaming large was applauded for its innovation, the function’s story was met with combined opinions and presently holds a 74 % ranking on Rotten Tomatoes.

Will Poulter
Will PoulterDave Benett/Getty Pictures

Poulter, who portrayed online game creator Colin Ritman within the flick, later addressed the professionals and cons of on-line interplay.

“As everyone knows there’s a stability to be struck in our engagements with social media. There are positives to take pleasure in and inevitable negatives which might be greatest averted. It’s a stability I’ve struggled with for some time now and within the curiosity of my psychological well being I really feel the time has come to alter my relationship with social media,” Poulter shared.

“I don’t need to seem unappreciative of all of the superb assist I’ve obtained on-line for which I’m genuinely so grateful, nor do I need my disengagement with social media to be on the expense of any of the organizations I’m fortunate to work with,” he added.

Earlier than signing off, Poulter famous that he hopes the “shift to cut back my private expression and improve the give attention to points that matter will end in a greater final result for everybody.”

“This isn’t the tip. Contemplate it an alternate path,” Poulter penned.

Following Poulter’s publish, the actor was met with numerous responses, together with a message from “Star Wars” actor John Boyega, who replied, “Neatest thing you are able to do mate. Properly performed.”

Poulter and Boyega co-starred in 2017’s “Detroit.”

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