Death Note director Adam Wingard quits Twitter after relentless trolling from manga fans

FP Staff

Sep,13 2017 17:28:07 IST

The live-action remake of Japanese manga series Death Note might not be everyone's cup of tea. However, in a dramatic turn of events, director Adam Wingard deleted his Twitter account after being subject to relentless trolling and receiving death threats from fans of the original manga series, reports

Adam Wingard. Image from Twitter.

Adam Wingard. Image from Twitter.

The director had been at war with fans, who felt that the live action film would not be able to do justice to the extremely popular manga series, ever since the Death Note remake was announced. From being accused of whitewashing the characters to receiving a 41 percent 'rotten' score on Rotten Tomatoes — the criticism for the Death Note movie on Netflix continued unabated.

There would often be impassioned exchanges between Wingard and Twitterati, both sides arguing relentlessly over Death Note.

However, a series of philosophical yet angry tweets from the director was followed by his exit from the micro-blogging website. According to, his most recent tweet said, “I love how many people feel personally attacked by this tweet. Its [sic] almost like troll bait. Those that bit expose themselves." He re-tweeted it, followed by, "Sorry trolls but the artist always wins in the long run" and deleted his account.

The tweets cannot be recovered since his account is dysfunctional right now.

Updated Date: Sep 13, 2017 17:28 PM