Drew Barrymore took to Instagram this week to respond to social media trolls who left comments on her feed which were, “mean, cruel and ugly”.
The actress shared a glimpse of her childhood with an adorable throwback snap of her 12-year-old self donning nineties eyeshadow and braces.
But harmful comments soon flooded the 43-year-old’s social media account. While a Boomerang of the actress holding a starfish received further criticism, as fans questioned Barrymore’s stance on animal rights.
But Barrymore proved she is above the pressures of social media, as she shared an inspiring post in response:
Haters gonna hate. Yesterday I saw comments on my Instagram feed about my post that were mean, cruel, and ugly. It hurt me. And you know what women do when they get hurt???? They pick themselves up! Go get a haircut. Put on some lipstick and chant “if you don’t have something nice to say… don’t say anything at all” thank you @markishkreli @yumi_mori for picking a girl up and dusting her off. And more than anything, helping me feel pretty. Pretty is on the inside. But a little love on the outside never hurts. #thisfeedisforlovers
The actress reminded followers that “pretty is on the inside” and advised them that “if you don’t have something nice to say… don’t say anything at all”.
We couldn’t have said it any better ourselves.
From: Harper’s BAZAAR UK