Hollywood star Robert Downey Jr caused much panic among fans when he unfollowed all his fellow Marvel stars on Instagram. Fans are in much distress and are determined to know the reason behind this action and whether he had a row with them. Some of them have even come up with theory that it is the doing of the actor’s manager who wants to turn the Instagram account into a ‘business account’.
The actor is following precisely 43 accounts, and there aren’t any actors on that list. Downey, who played the role of Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for over a decade, hasn’t unfollowed anyone on his Twitter account yet. Going by his previous posts, Robert Downey Jr shares a close friendship with his Marvel friends, in particular Chris Evans, who plays Captain America, and Spider-Man actor Tom Holland.
Nevertheless, fans are rather worried. One fan wrote, “Would someone like to tell me WHY rdj has decided to unfollow all the marvel cast on instagram?”
would someone like to tell me WHY rdj has decided to unfollow all the marvel cast on instagram
— ًailsa (@strictlysapphic) July 1, 2021
Another tweeted, “Why did RDJ unfollow every MCU cast on Instagram, this is so upsetting.”
why did rdj unfollow every mcu cast on instagram wtf this is so upsetting
— elle (@HOSHIB00BS) July 2, 2021
One fan felt that it was the ‘end of an era’. “I wasn’t ready for RDJ to unfollow the entire cast, it’s like the end of an era.”
i wasn’t ready for RDJ to unfollow the whole marvel cast, it’s like the end of an era
— maximoff · ࣪ loki era. (@scarletsripa) July 1, 2021
Robert Downey Jr‘s final outing in the MCU was in Avengers: Endgame, when his character Tony Stark sacrificed himself to save the universe. Though fans have shed many tears over this and hope that he makes a return to the MCU, but RDJ appears to be pretty clear that he won’t be returning anytime soon.
His fans have noted that Downey is too busy to manage his social media accounts. It is believed that his long-time assistant Jimmy Rich was the one responsible for the accounts until his death earlier this year.
It is believed that the social media accounts are being managed by the actor’s team, with focus on his new projects. The actor is also quite passionate about his Footprint Coalition whose aim is to ‘use robotics, artificial intelligence, and technology to clean up the Earth and reverse its carbon footprint within a decade’.