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Will Poulter Quits Twitter After “Black Mirror” Backlash

“Black Mirror” Star Deactivates Twitter Will Poulter, the Bafta-winning actor and star of “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch,” has decided to “step back” from Twitter for the sake of his mental...

“Black Mirror” Star Deactivates Twitter

Will Poulter, the Bafta-winning actor and star of “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch,” has decided to “step back” from Twitter for the sake of his mental health, in the light of “recent experiences”.

Poulter, who plays hotshot video game designer Colin Ritman in Charlie Brooker’s interactive episode that launched on Netflix on December 28, 2018, released a statement on Twitter, saying “I accept all criticisms” but that he felt it best for him to avoid the “inevitable negatives” that come from social media engagements.

The actor was subjected to offensive comments about his appearance on social media in the week since the episode appeared.

Poulter said: “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!

He continued: “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. It’s a balance that I have struggled with for a while now and in the interest of my mental health I feel the time has come to change my relationship with social media.”

Poulter confirmed that he would continue to be an advocate for organizations such as the Anti Bullying Programme.

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