How An Old Photo Led Suits Star Patrick J. Adams To Leave Social Media

At this time last year, fans of the DC's Legends of Tomorrow were eagerly awaiting the shows return because at the end of season 1, Patrick J. Adams appeared in the last two minutes dressed as Rex Tyler aka Hourman and told us the Justice Society was going to be part of season 2. It was a geekgasm heard round the world… or at least around the Arrowverse.

Patrick J. Adams

Adams is probably best known for playing Mike Ross, the fake lawyer with the photographic memory on the USA series Suits. Adams has been on the legal drama going on seven seasons now opposite of Gabriel Macht and Meghan Markle. Macht had his own time in a mask, paying The Spirit back in 2008. Markle is known more for something else now… and that's why this article.

How An Old Photo Led Suits Star Patrick J. Adams To Leave Social Media
Photo by: Robert Ascroft/USA Network

Adams left social media completely not long ago and explained why in an interview with Esquire magazine. Seems one night he came across an old photo from Markle's birthday part where she kissed him on the cheek. He posted the image with the caption: "Ross and Rachel — the next generation." Seems harmless enough, except social media didn't see the photo as being old and took it to mean there was trouble with Markle's current boyfriend. Oh yeah, if you don't know, Markle is dating Prince Henry. Yes… THAT Prince Henry.

Adams explained:

I posted this old photo I had found of Meghan and I on set. I went to bed, and woke up in the morning and realized 'Oh, yeah. I live in a world where you can't post things about Meghan'. I had this onslaught of people retweeting the thing, people thinking it was a recent picture, and I just thought, 'What the hell is going on?' It was such an innocent moment of sentimentality that was twisted into something totally different.

That's when Adam decided he'd had enough of social media for a while and turned off his Twitter and Instagram accounts:

It made me feel like, why put myself through this? We're like brother and sister, it's not like it was lurid or anything, but it just became a story that people wanted to talk about.

Suits had their mid-season finale last night and is now on a break until 2018 when the show's season finale will also work as a back-door pilot for a spinoff starring Gina Torres.

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.

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