Daniel Radcliffe isn’t on Twitter because he would just fight with random people

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I usually don’t watch the Hot Ones YouTube videos, but I love it when people post funny clips from the celebrity interviews, and there are always tons of memes coming out of these videos. Daniel Radcliffe is the latest celebrity to do a Hot Ones interview/spice test. I guess they’re doing everything over Zoom these days. I’m including the full video at the end of the post. I just saw these quotes from the interview and I wanted to discuss!

Daniel Radcliffe is opening up about his lack of social media accounts and why he hasn’t joined any of the apps. The 31-year-old actor, who shot to fame with his role as Harry Potter, is on the latest episode of Hot Ones, in which he ate 10 spicy wings while being interviewed. Daniel didn’t say that he’s off of social media to maintain his privacy. He’s not on social media to make sure he doesn’t get into any fights!

“I would love to say there’s some sort of intellectual, well throughout reason for this,” Daniel said. “‘Cause I considered getting a Twitter and I 100 percent know that if I did, you all would be waking up to stories like ‘Dan Radcliffe gets into fight with random person on Twitter.”

He added, “When I was younger, not anymore thanks god, I would like to look up comments about myself on the internet and read s–t like that. That is an insane and bad thing to do. And to me, like Twitter and everything just feels like an extension of that. Unless I want to go just read all nice things about myself, which also feels like another unhealthy thing to do.”

[From JustJared]

I have an Instagram but I haven’t posted anything in months. I do lurk on other people’s IGs because I enjoy their photos. But Twitter is my energy, and DanRad is 100% correct about all of it – I’ve gotten dragged into Twitter fights as well, and I’ve been abused by racists and idiots and Twitter can be a really toxic place. But… if you mute and ban liberally and if you’re choosy about who you follow, it can be a fun place. It’s sort of amazing to see how well-adjusted Daniel is, honestly. How does he even function as an actor without social media? Even the biggest stars have Instagram and/or Twitter. Like, even Leo DiCaprio is on Twitter! The account is run by his team, but still.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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11 Responses to “Daniel Radcliffe isn’t on Twitter because he would just fight with random people”

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  1. Astrid says:


  2. Snuffles says:

    I don’t blame him.

    I also got to show some appreciation for all of the Potter kids growing up well and avoiding the usual child actor pitfalls. Rupert just minds his own business 100% of the time. I don’t think he has any social media presence. Emma has accounts but usually only posts about projects and causes close to her heart. All of them have carved out nice post Harry Potter careers. Even some of the smaller character actors have as well (like the dude who played Dudley Dursley).

    • Kath says:

      Rupert actually just started his IG account and broke a record (most followers in an hour or something like that?). But he’s barely posted since, the pic of his baby is cute though!

  3. yinyang says:

    I get into fights there too, but not defend myself but my ideas and beliefs…yeah but it’s a waste of time.

  4. lucy2 says:

    He seems pretty smart and well adjusted, and I think it’s wise to just not do that when he’s a public figure.
    I rejoined twitter before the election because I was hungry for breaking news and needed to rant occasionally, but now I’m losing interest again.

  5. Alexandria says:

    This is so true. I stopped commenting on FB, cut down my news coverage, and when I see beautiful instamodels or Trumpers on IG and TikTok I click on Not Interested buttons to help my self esteem and sanity. Never had Twitter and don’t intend to.

  6. tealily says:

    I have a Twitter account because I feel like I need a presence for my job, but I really don’t love it. I like to log in and scroll through occasionally, but I don’t really get the etiquette of it all. I’m learning, but I don’t post much.

  7. Emm says:

    I’ve not been on FB in years and only maintain it for one particular private group that I am in and even only visit that a couple of times a year. I deleted everyone except for the people in that group also, even my family…..especially my family. I deleted my IG app and deactivated my acct in the summer because I couldn’t take all the maga BS ( a lot was from family) and it was really getting to my mentally. I’m also over trying to act like I’m interested in certain people or show that I have a life, I don’t. I also felt like fighting everyone.

  8. Valerie says:

    lmao, I’m kind of with him. I used to fight a lot on twitter, but I’ve stopped because there is just no talking to some people. “Some people” being supporters of you-know-who. I used to fight them all the time, but now I pretty much hold my tongue on most matters, political or otherwise, unless I feel like there’s some actual discussion to be had. I make my feelings known through RTs or comments that I know won’t end up in the crosshairs.

  9. E.D says:

    DanRad comes across so well here.
    He really seems like a genuinely nice bloke and he actively listens which is something a lot of famous people don’t do.
    I’m surprised how much I enjoyed that episode of ‘Hot Ones’.

  10. Gemma13 says:

    I am ALWAYS here for Daniel. I would love to read his Twitter fight because you just know his neurotic ass would zone-in and fight about the dumbest sh*t. For real though, I’m glad he is not on Twitter or social media because when he does finally do an interview it makes it special to see him again <3