Will Poulter — who played programmer Colin Ritman in Black Mirror: Bandersnatch — announced Thursday that he Had Been Carrying a”step Backwards” from Twitter in light of the online abuse he has been Exposed to from Internet trolls Because the release of the Netflix interactive Movie last week.
Poulter adopted spiky beach-blond hair for Bandersnatch rather than his usual dark-brown team cut, which brought insensitive comments from societal networking users.
The 25-year-old English actor thanked everyone who has seen Black Mirror: Bandersnatch and stated he accepted”all criticisms” steered his way. Poulter noted that he’s”fought” to strike a balance with social media and that he’s leaving Twitter in a personal capacity in”the interest of [his] mental wellbeing”. He’ll continue to use Twitter through 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 in a cheeky Bandersnatch mention manner, by terming his death from social websites as”not the end” but”an alternative path”. From the Black Mirror film, his character is a fanatic to the protagonist Stefan Butler, played by Dunkirk’s Fionn Whitehead.
Here is the statement in full:
“In light of my recent experiences I am choosing to take a step back, of sorts, from Twitter,” Poulter said in an image attached to his conversation. “Before I do, I’d like to say a heartfelt thank you to everybody who has watched’Bandersnatch’ and for their answers (whatever they may be) into the material we made. I accept all criticisms and it has been a delight to learn that many of you loved what many people worked really hard to make!”
“As we all know there is a balance to be struck within our relationships with social websites. There are positives to enjoy and inevitable negatives which are best avoided. It is a balance that I have struggled with for a while today and in the interest of my emotional health I believe the time has come to change my relationship with social media.”
“I don’t need to seem unappreciative of all of the amazing support I’ve received online for which I am so thankful, nor do I really want my disengagement with sociable websites to be at the expense of some of the organisations I am lucky to work with. So I will still be posting occasionally for and with @AntiBullyingPro @leapcc @MayMeasure and @bptcompany among others.”
“I’m privileged to have this platform. I expect this change to lessen my personal reflection and increase the focus on issues which matter will lead to a better outcome for everyone.”
“This is not the end. Consider it an Alternate route With love, Will”