Taylor Lautner urges fans to 'be nice' amid criticism on his appearance

Taylor Lautner read out comments claiming the star didn't age well

By Ellen James May 25, 2023
Taylor Lautner urges fans to be nice amid criticism of his appearance
Taylor Lautner urges fans to 'be nice' amid criticism of his appearance

Taylor Lautner is urging the fans to be kind.

Taking to Instagram on Monday, the 31-year-old actor recorded a video addressing the waxing criticism of his appearance and its consequences on his mental health.

“I just got back from a run, I was feeling really good about myself, trying to stay healthy both physically and mentally and I felt compelled to share something with you because when I got back from that run, I hopped on Instagram and read a post from last week,” he said in the clip. “I was going through the comments and it brought up old feelings and memories on why I don’t look through comments.”

The Abduction star went on to share various modifications of criticism on his physical appearance, with comments claiming that the star was “not aging well” and “looks so old.”

“Those comments are all from one single post, which is crazy but that’s the world we live in and there’s only so much we can do to change it,” Lautner said.

"If this was 10 years ago, five years ago, maybe even two, three years ago, that really would have gotten under my skin and it would have caused me to want to just go in a hole and not go outside,” he explained, recalling the “unhealthy” time in his life when that was his reality.

The Twilight alum expressed his gratitude over the notion that he’s in a “different place now” and thought the comments bother him, they don’t “make me question who I am.”

"My biggest point is just think about and remember where you put your value in life, and also just be nice,” he added. “It's not that difficult. Let's be nice to each other. Let's spread love and positivity. It's that simple."

“Spread love. #mentalhealthawarenessmonth,” he captioned the post. “You find value where you put it.”