Spiderman actor Tom Holland has recently revealed he’s taking time away from social media for his mental health…
And now, comedian Amy Schumer has been accused of mocking his announcement.
She shared a video, seemingly making a joke about his recent post, but has since denied it was in relation to Holland.
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Now, being famous comes with its consequences…
One of them being having to see negative comments said about you online.
The twenty-six-year-old actor shared a video of himself on Saturday addressing his current mental state.
In the viral video, he explains that he finds social media “overstimulating and overwhelming.”
“I have taken a break from social media for my mental health because I find Instagram and Twitter to be overstimulating, to be overwhelming.
“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 said.
Along with his post, Holland tagged “Stem4”, which supports mental health for teenagers.
In the video, he also encourages his fans to help and donate to the charity organization.
“Stem4 is one of the many charities The Brothers Trust is extremely proud to support – and I’d like to take a moment to shine a light on their fantastic work. Please take the time to watch my video, and should you feel inclined to share it with anyone who it may resonate with — it would be greatly appreciated,” said Holland.
After posting the video, the actor received an outpouring of support from friends and fans.
One of which was Justin Bieber, who wrote: “Love you man.” While one fan commented: “love u dude.” And another added: “Good man x.”
But it seems not everyone was on Holland’s side after his announcement…
Comedian Amy Schumer has recently come under fire for allegedly mocking the young star in an Instagram post a day after his, making fun of her own mental health.
Some found her post amusing but most thought she was shading Holland.
“Amy Schumer? You mocking a person raising awareness and providing tools for young people to deal with their mental health is precisely the reason why Tom Holland stays away from toxic social media. Thank you for proving his point,” one person tweeted.
Another asked: “Is Amy Schumer’s video on IG in response/making fun of Tom Holland’s? Because it’s not funny.”
“Are you not ashamed of yourself? Tom has talked about his struggle, was vulnerable, then he showed his support for [an] organization that helps the younger generation to improve their mental health and all you do is make fun of it? @amyschumer disgusting,” someone else commented.
“THIS IS WHY MENTAL HEALTH ISNT TAKEN SERIOUSLY BECAUSE STUPID PEOPLE WANT TO BUTT IN AND CRACK JOKES WHEN IT’S NOT A FUNNY SITUATION… Amy Schumer keep your irrelevant self away from tom holland,” another outraged user wrote.
This backlash has led to Schumer addressing her post online.
And Schumer has denied her Instagram was about him.
In the post, which has since gone viral, she joked that she would be doing “more social media” to help her mental health.
“Hey y’all. I’ve decided, for my own mental health, to do more social media. I find that looking at my phone for eight and a half hours a day is helping me, and it’s helping this pimple patch and this breakout,” she began.
“And being in my 40s, it’s actually really good for me to watch all of Love Island and all of The Bachelors, whether in paradise or just normal mansions,” Schumer said.
In concluding the video, she said: “So you’ll be seeing a lot more of me on social media, just for my physical and mental wellbeing.”
In her follow-up on her Instagram stories, Schumer wrote: “Not shading Spider-Man. Making fun of myself. Of course, social media is toxic.”
So it seems the point of her post, highlighting how toxic social media is, has totally been misconstrued.
We just hope Holland gets the help he needs and we’re sending all the love and support to him.
You can watch her post here.
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