Harry Potter Star Daniel Radcliffe Wasn’t ‘Mentally Strong’ to Join Social Media

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Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is among the few high profile celebrities who have yet to be swayed by the social media craze and when you think about it, having at least one social media account is a must for celebrities these days but according to him, he has a good reason for not joining the platform.

In a recent appearance on the hit YouTube food talk show Hot Ones, Radcliffe was asked why he chose to stay away from platforms like Twitter or Instagram. The NowYou See Me 2 actor said that he wouldn't want to engage with potential trolls should he decide to join social media. He doesn't want to read fan compliments either. Daniel said, "I would love to say there's some incredibly thought out intellectual reason for this because I considered getting a Twitter at one point and I 100 percent know that if I did you would all be waking up to stories of 'Dan Radcliffe gets into a fight with a random person on Twitter'. When I was younger, not anymore thank God, I used to look up comments about myself on the internet and would read s*** like that. That is an insane and bad thing to do and to me Twitter and everything just sorts of feels like an extension of that. Unless I was going to go on and read nice things about myself, which also feels like another kind of unhealthy thing to do. Other than that, I don't honestly feel like I'm mentally strong enough but right now, I'm kind of alright with that."

Just recently, his good friend and Harry Potter castmate Rupert Grint officially launched his own Instagram page to introduce his adorable baby daughter and so far, he seems to be enjoying his time on social media and it looks like he's not having any troubles with the internet trolls. The possibility of Radcliffe joining social media may be out of the question now but that's not to say that we may never see him on any platform because there's always a chance.

Daniel Radcliffe last appeared in Escape from Pretoria which premiered earlier this year.

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