May Poulter — who played Developer Colin Ritman in Black Mirror: Bandersnatch — Declared Thursday that he was taking a”step back” from Twitter in light of the Internet abuse he has been subjected to from Web trolls since the release of the Netflix interactive film last week.
Poulter adopted spiky beach-blond hair for Bandersnatch instead of his usual dark-brown crew cut, which brought insensitive comments from societal media consumers.
The 25-year-old English actor thanked everyone who’s seen Black Mirror: Bandersnatch and stated he accepted”all of criticisms” directed his way. Poulter noted that he has”fought” to strike a balance with social websites and that he is leaving Twitter in a private capacity in”the interest of [his] mental wellbeing”.
Poulter signed off at a cheeky Bandersnatch mention way, by terming his death from societal media as”not the end” but”an alternate route”. From the Dark Mirror movie, his character is a fanatic to its protagonist Stefan Butler, played with Dunkirk’s Fionn Whitehead.
Here’s the statement in full:
“Before I do, I’d like to say a heartfelt thank you for everyone who has watched’Bandersnatch’ and for their answers (whatever they may be) into the material we made. I accept all criticisms and it’s been a joy to learn that many of you loved what many people worked really tough to make!”
“As all of us know there is a balance to be struck within our relationships with social websites. There are positives to enjoy and inevitable negatives that are best avoided. It’s a balance I have struggled with for a little while today and in the sake of my emotional health I feel the time has come to change my connection with social media.”
“I really don’t want to seem unappreciative of all of the amazing support I’ve received online for which I’m so grateful, nor do I really need my disengagement with social websites to be at the expense of any of the organisations I am lucky to use.
“I am privileged to have this platform. I hope this change to lessen my personal expression and increase the attention on issues that matter will result in a better outcome for everybody.”
“This isn’t the end. Consider it an Alternate route With love, Will”