‘This Is Us’ Star Lonnie Chavis Shuts Down Bullies For Ridiculing the Gap in His Teeth
Lonnie Chavis may only be 10 years old, but that doesn't mean he doesn't know how to stand up for himself. The actor, who plays young Randall in the hit series This Is Us, took to Instagram on Monday (June 25) to shut down bullies for ridiculing the gap in between his two front teeth.
“I could get my gap fixed. Braces can fix this, but like, can you fix your heart, though?” he said in a video clip. “There are kids out here killing themselves just because of y’all hating and trolling and doing just crazy stuff.”
He continues to focus on the real-life affect bullying has on many young people today and tells the trolls how he really feels. “I mean, it’s stupid. Is it fun?” he asked. “No. It hurts people. People kill themselves, and you’re the one who’s making them do it. Fix your heart, though. For real.”
“I’m happy that I can handle this,” he added. “I can handle this. I’m not tripping. But there are kids out here. If y’all kids are watching this, don’t trip. Be who you want to be. Do what you want to do. Do you. Be you. Believe in yourself.”
Watch his heartfelt PSA below.