The Falcon and The Winter Soldier: No, Fans Didn’t Bully Wyatt Russell Off Social Media

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier: No, Fans Didn’t Bully Wyatt Russell Off Social Media

We’re only 3 episodes into The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, and a lot of people just love to hate the new Captain America a.k.a. John Walker. What’s terrible is, some fans who can’t separate fantasy from reality are also spewing out hate for actor Wyatt Russell online, and though some are claiming they’ve bullied him off social media, that simply isn’t the case.

Word was going around that Russell had deleted his Instagram account after relentless bullying, but as it turns out, he never had an IG account in the first place. Here’s a post:

Though Russell never had an account, multiple other people have been spouting hate on his fan accounts and Marvel posts about John Walker.

Though the character of Walker was made to be hated by the fans, a lot of people have been calling out the toxic attitude of some to harass actors in roles. This is no stranger to Russell, as some Star Wars fans have notoriously bullied actresses like Kelly Marie Tran and Daisy Ridley off social media. If we want to go back to 20 years ago, the same vitriol was targeted toward SW prequel actors Jake Lloyd (young Anakin Skywalker) and Ahmed Best (Jar Jar Binks).

With Russell having no social media, it’s probably best for his piece of mind. If anything, I think The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is going to make his character more well-rounded. We could hate him now, but I think there’s a chance that we might find ourselves rooting for him down the line.

For now, catch The Falcon and The Winter Soldier now streaming on Disney+.

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