Donald Glover, who plays Troy Barnes on Community, has explained in a series of Instagram posts why he left the show.
When it was announced a few months back that Donald Glover was leaving Community after the fifth episode of the upcoming fifth season, many assumed that it was to further pursue his music career as Childish Gambino.
But according to some hand-written letters on hotel stationery that Glover posted pictures of to Instagram, that may not entirely be the case. The letters are very confessional, and at times unclear, but Glover makes sure to explain that his music career didn’t take him away from Community. The reasons, rather, were far more adrift-in-your-mid-twenties sadder.
Glover is clearly struggling with something and perhaps didn’t think he could continue on making jokes in Community. The letter is sad but somehow made even sadder by the hotel stationery.
It’s interesting that Glover mentions being worried that Dan Harmon is upset with him because Harmon is the type of social media personality who very well may respond to this on Twitter or Tumblr.
The Community letter was one of seven total pictures that Glover posted. The remaining letters to fans reveal even more anxiety and distress.
It turns out that, as suspected, Glover is a pretty self-aware, soulful dude.