Will Poulter — who Played with Developer Colin Ritman in Black Mirror: Bandersnatch — announced Thursday that he Had Been taking a”step Backwards” from Twitter in light of the online abuse he has been Exposed to from Web trolls since the release of the Netflix interactive Movie last week.
Poulter adopted spiky beach-blond hair for Bandersnatch instead of his usual dark-brown crew cut, which drew insensitive comments from societal media users.
The 25-year-old English actor thanked everyone who’s seen Black Mirror: Bandersnatch and stated he accepted”all criticisms” directed his way. Poulter noted that he’s”fought” to strike a balance with social websites and that he’s leaving Twitter in a personal capacity in”the interest of [his] mental wellbeing”. He’ll continue to use Twitter via the charities that he works with, including the Anti-Bullying Programme, Leap Confronting Conflict, May Measurement Month, and Blueprint Theatre among others.
Poulter signed off at a cheeky Bandersnatch mention manner, by terming his departure from social websites as”not the ending” but”an alternate path”. From the Dark Mirror movie, his character is a hero to its protagonist Stefan Butler, played with Dunkirk’s Fionn Whitehead.
Here is the announcement in full:
“In light of my recent adventures I’m choosing to take a step back, of all sorts, from Twitter,” Poulter said in a picture attached to his conversation. “Before I do, I’d like to say a heartfelt thank you to everybody who’s watched’Bandersnatch’ and to their responses (whatever they may be) into the material we created. I accept all criticisms and it’s been a delight to learn that many of you enjoyed what lots of people worked very hard to produce!”
“As all of us know there’s a balance to be struck in our engagements with social media. There are advantages to enjoy and inevitable negatives that are best avoided. It’s a balance that I have struggled with for a while now and in the sake of my emotional health I feel the time has come to change my connection with social media.”
“I don’t need to appear unappreciative of all of the wonderful support I have received online for which I’m so thankful, nor do I want my disengagement with social websites to be at the cost of some of the organisations I’m blessed to work with.
“I’m privileged to get this stage. I hope this change to lessen my personal reflection and increase the attention on issues which matter will lead to a better result for everyone.”
“This is not the end. Consider it an Alternate path With love, Can”