Taylor Lautner appeals to haters who think she “ages like raisins” and “looks like old broccoli.”
The 31-year-old “Twilight” star shared screenshots of a string of negative comments she received after her last appearance on the show “Today” in a candid Instagram video posted Monday.
“If this had happened 10 years ago, five years ago, maybe even two, three years ago, this would really get under my skin,” he said simply, “Spread the love. #mentalhealthawarenessay.
Lautner continued, “This would definitely make me want to go into a hole and not come out. [not] press and do interviews and put myself in the position where I need to see this kind of thing.
Among the hateful comments she showed were “Brooo where does the hairline go???” There was also a comment. another troll says, “Damn, it looks like st.”
The actor said that the rude words that caused him to avoid reading comments about himself in the past “raise old feelings and memories”.
“Wherever you put it, you find value,” he explained.
“And that’s how you’ll feel if you put your value on what others think of you. But if you show your worth by knowing who you are, what’s important to you, what you love, those kinds of things won’t reach you.”
Lautner stated that he “would not have posted this video here” had it not bothered him at all.
However, he shared that he was at a point in his life that “doesn’t make me question who I am and doesn’t take anything away from me.
“So, I think my biggest point is to think and remember where you put your value in life and at the same time just be kind,” he concluded.
“It is not that difficult. Let’s be nice to each other. Let’s spread love and positivity. It’s that simple.”
This time, the “Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl” star received a lot of support from the comments section.
“Bachelor” graduate Clayton Echard said he was “proud” of Lautner for showing “vulnerability”.
“People need to realize the weight of their words, and the lack of accountability often doesn’t help when it comes to social media,” wrote Echard, 30.
“People think they can post negatives freely without any backlash, and often there’s nothing for them… Your sharing helps others understand the power of their words and maybe next time they’ll reconsider before hitting submit.”
Meanwhile, Lautner’s wife, who is also a registered nurse named Taylor Lautner, wrote, “God I love you.”
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This isn’t the first time the “Abduction” star has spoken candidly about her body image struggles.
On the February episode of her podcast “The Squeeze”, the former teen idol revealed her turn to star in Jacob Black’s “Twilight” movies as she had a major influence on her.
“When I was in it, between the ages of 16 and 20, when I played in this series where my character is known for taking off his shirt every second, no, I didn’t know that it had or would affect me. With body image in the future,” he said.
“But looking back now, of course it did and of course it will.”