On Saturday, the hunky Property Brothers Star, Jonathan Scott, shared an emotional update on Facebook, pleading with his friends and fans for help.
The 38-year-old contractor and HGTV star explained that he sick and tired of seeing the hatred and horrific statements being spread in the comments of his social media pages.
Jonathan Scott, one half of HGTV’s “Property Brothers,” is best-known for helping people build their dream homes. Broadcasted in more than 50 countries, it’s safe to say that the ‘Property Brothers’ are well-known and loved.
The stars of the show, Jonathan and Drew Scott, are 35-year-old identical twins from Vancouver, Canada.
The Property Brothers have a knack for transforming run-down spaces. They’re truly jacks-of-all-trades who can hold their own while buying real estate and renovating homes. All the while (of course) hosting a television show.
Their haircuts and clothes help to tell them apart: Drew tends to manage the real estate side of things (shorter haircut), while Jonathan oversees the renovations (longer haircut).
This is where Jonathan’s unusual– but very needed and appropriate message comes in:
The worldwide internet has made hating and complaining easier than ever, and for Jonathan, it has all become unbearable. Tired of the fact that people can’t seem to disagree without making their words vindictive and hateful, Scott decided to say something about it in a powerful home-video.
Jonathan took to his Facebook and earnestly pleaded with his fans,
“Think back to you were a child and your parents taught you that if you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say it at all. I have no idea what happened to that. Because I read all of your posts. And fortunately, most of our fans are incredible and they have insightful comments, and I love sharing their stories and that’s great. But we also have people who are cruel and angry and no matter what, they just have something negative to say. This is not the place for that. Not to mention that we have a lot of kids who read these posts actively. When your parents were teaching you that message they were not suggesting that you have to always conform. There’s a big difference between having a different opinion and always trying to pick a fight…”
Watch Jonathan’s powerful, anti-bullying message in the video below:
The us-against-them mentality will only make our world a darker place. As Gandhi so perfectly put it, “An eye for an eye will leave everyone blind.”
“If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, ‘Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.'” Romans 12:18-19
Thank you, Jonathan Scott, for raising awareness about cyber bullying and reminding us all to act like the kindhearted human beings our mamas raised us to be. We can all learn a thing or two, and speak out against bullying whenever we come across it. Please share if you agree!