The television star had about enough of the negativity on his social media recently. Jonathan Scott refused to take the attacks lying down and chose to post an important message.
According to Pop Culture, on March 24, 2018, the star posted the heartfelt video message on Twitter. It’s assumed that the post was inspired by all the negative responses he got on Instagram over the March For Our Lives protest.
Jonathan Scott, 39, had enough of the negativity from internet trolls that he posted a message for them over their “unwarranted negativity.” The Property Brothers star took to Twitter late Saturday night to share a 2-minute message for fans who posted negative remarks on several of his inspiring social media posts.
His recent post had been on Instagram where he supported the students and victims of gun violence taking part in the March for Our Lives protest. “If it offends you when I post saying I believe in protecting our nation’s children and supporting their right to free speech, well then I’m sorry that you feel that right is only for the privileged few,” Scott began his statement.
He went on to say how he believed in equality, respect, and understanding as the only way to grow their society stronger. The star shared that he was sorry that his post offended people who harbored pain and resentment inside them because they shouldn’t.
He went on to say that he honestly looked for the good in all people. Scott shared that with the thousands of comments he received every day, he read every single one of them, including the “hateful comments.”
“I encourage you to just come in and join the conversation and have an open mind. At the end of the day if it turns out that I actually do believe in a healthier planet and supporting families and supporting strong economic growth, well I guess that means I support you as well.”
Jonathan Scott, Pop Culture, March 25, 2018
The television star revealed that he was posting things that were good and positive and he really just wanted to spark conversation. He shared that he didn’t know what could possibly be more important than basic human kindness.
Scott stated that people could either respond constructively or destructively and lately he was seeing a lot of the latter. He shared that his social media was a “safe place” for everyone to come in and share inspiration.
Scott also embarrassingly admitted that even his mother saw the negative comments. He advised fans to heed his mother’s words to either say something nice or say nothing at all.
The star reiterated that he was not promoting an agenda, nor trying to force his opinions on others. In his post, he also encouraged people to set aside their biases, preconceived notions, and frustrations.
Scott added that he hopes everybody can follow him on social media to enjoy the experience and get inspired. He advised people that wanted to post negative and hateful things to go away as they were no longer welcome.
His post collected more than 750,000 views on Twitter and Facebook. Scott’s video probably came up because his Instagram post which he had shared on Saturday during the March for Our Lives protest.
It was surrounded by negativity from fans who name-called others and insulted the HGTV star.
February 07, 2019