It isn’t uncommon for celebrities to be the victims of cyberbullies who will find any reason to tear them apart online. Most of the time, stars don’t pay heed to these people, but every once in a while, celebrities speak up. That’s exactly what Nathan Fillion just did on Twitter, and he did it with class.
Earlier today, the Castle actor tweeted, “Occasionally, I see hateful tweets. When life seems bad, is the only answer spreading pain to others? Think on it.” He then followed it up with one more show of positivity, simply adding, “Hugs.”
Thousands of Fillion fans commented on the tweet to thank him for spreading an important message in such a simple way. For instance, one follower wrote, “Preach. Thank you for these words, people should read that.” Another fan commented, “This hurts me. We see some hateful tweets sometimes and one can only hope you guys don’t get to see them.”
Fillion’s attempt at spreading kindness online can also be seen in the description of his personal Twitter page, which reads, “It costs nothing to say something kind. Even less to shut up altogether.” Very well put.
Nathan Fillion isn’t alone when it comes to calling out haters. Here a few other stars who have become known for calling out their own cyberbullies:
- Erin Andrews: The sports reporter and Dancing with the Stars host has no problem calling people out on Twitter, like back in September when she responded with perfect sarcasm to a Twitter follower who said they hated her and called her “tacky.”
- Blake Shelton: The country singer and The Voice judge often responds to followers on Twitter who tag him in their posts, and that includes people who aren’t so nice. Just today Shelton addressed a few haters and even tweeted, “I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again… Take no shit people. Life is too short.”
- FKA twigs: The singer got a lot of heat when she first dating Robert Pattinson, and she called out her haters on Twitter, writing that she was “shocked and disgusted” by all of the racist comments she was seeing about her. As another one of her tweets read, “Racism is unacceptable in the real world and it’s unacceptable online.”
- Gabourey Sidibe: The actress is often criticized for her weight, but she responded beautifully to critics who criticized her look at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards. Sidibe wrote on Twitter, “To people making mean comments about my GG pics, I mos def cried about it on that private jet on my way to my dream job last night.”
Nathan Fillion, Twitter post, November 12, 2015, 8:49 a.m.
Blake Shelton, Twitter page, accessed November 12, 2015.
Hacker, C., “16 Celebrities Who Epically Fought Back at Their Haters,” PopSugar web site, May 5, 2015.