Celebrities who have given up social media

Tom Holland says he's taking a break from social media for his mental health

Stars Insider

16/08/22 | StarsInsider

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Whether it be for a single day or several years, multiple big-name stars have opted to remove themselves from the world of social media and the social scrutiny that comes along with it. 

'Spider-Man' star Tom Holland announced that he is taking a break from social media for the sake of his mental health. The actor, who has deactivated his social media before, said in a signing-off video that Instagram and Twitter are both "overstimulating" and "overwhelming." He continued, “I get caught up and I spiral when I read things about me online and ultimately it’s very detrimental to my mental state, so I decided to take a step back and delete the app." 

Holland took the opportunity to endorse some helpful apps from teenage mental health advocacy group Stem4, a group which his charity The Brothers Trust supports. “There is an awful stigma against mental health and I know that asking for help and seeking help isn’t something that we should be ashamed of, but it is something that is much easier said than done,” he added. “So hopefully these apps can be your first step towards being happier and healthier.”

Click through the following gallery to see other A-listers who've deleted their social media accounts.

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