Black Mirror's Will Poulter Leaves Twitter To Protect His Mental Health Following 'Bandersnatch' Reaction
Let's just take a second to appreciate what those in the limelight have to put up with. What an actual ball ache that must be.
They're called out for how they act, sing, live their lives, breathe and even look. That's pretty shitty, right?
The latest celebrity facing backlash is Black Mirror: Bandersnatch's Will Poulter. Arguably one of the nicest guys in the biz.
Poulter, 25, who plays game programmer Colin Ritman in the new Netflix Original film, posted a statement on Twitter confirming that he will be stepping back.
Poulter doesn't directly address what has brought on his decision - however, people have referred to it being the result of comments made over the way he looks.
If this is the case he probably didn't say anything because he didn't want the 'bullies' to get bullied. Again, what a LAD - also, this is just a presumption, btw.
a big fuck you to everyone who made fun of will poulter because of his looks and caused him to leave social media, he's literally one of the most kind-hearted people but yall HAD to be gross. this is why we can't have nice things
- m. (@daenerysloki) January 2, 2019
y'all really bullied will poulter, one of the most unproblematic actors who always uses his platform for good, with the same jokes to the point where he's now leaving twitter. i hope y'all are happy now
- estefany (@brookIynmarvel) January 2, 2019
nobody gives a fuck if yall dont find will poulter attractive but dont attack people who do. also instead of talking about his looks why dont yall talk about how outspoken he actually is? he uses his voice for things that truly matter. nothing else is of importance pic.twitter.com/akoFkEcaUQ
- melda (@legendyIan) December 31, 2018
As well as Bandersnatch, Poulter is also known for his role in We're The Millers, The Maze Runner and Detroit.
Following the tweet he posted, fans have been flooding his account with support.
One said: "I'm so proud of you for absolutely everything, and I hope this 'break' is beneficial to you. We all love you and will always support you through every decision."
Another added: "I've been following your career closely and I have to tell you how much I admire this. You are real and transparent about issues in your life & model how to deal with mental health for young people."
What a guy, one who we certainly hope to hear more from soon.
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